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Anachronisms In The Old Testament

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The Documentary Hypothesis uses the Yahwist (J), Elohist (E), Deuteronomist (D), and Priestly (P) sources to explain the anachronisms and other anomalies found within the texts of the Old Testament. The J source is thought to be from the 10th Century BCE while Israel was under a centralized Kingship. The E source of the 9th Century BCE is thought to be a perspective from the Northern Kingdom. The following 7th Century BCE gave rise to D source thought to be from relatively new ideas of centralized worship during the reform period. The P source is thought to be the last of the sources generally placed during the Persian Period, vaguely understood to be sometime after the fall of the temple in 587. There are several elements that lead scholars
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