Category: P (Priestly)

Michal D. Coogan: Dating the “Holiness Code” of Leviticus

Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (OUP, 2014), 153. Since the late nineteenth century, scholars have identified chapters 17-26 of Leviticus as a separate source, named the Holiness Code because of its repeated use… Continue Reading “Michal D. Coogan: Dating the “Holiness Code” of Leviticus”

Michael D. Coogan: Leviticus and P

Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (OUP, 2014), 146-147. [T]he book of Leviticus is a composite work. This is confirmed by the many editorial notes inserted throughout the text. The phrase “The LORD spoke… Continue Reading “Michael D. Coogan: Leviticus and P”

Michael D. Coogan: The Genealogies of the Yahwist Source

Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Literary and Historical Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (OUP, 2014), 62. In Genesis 4, we have a genealogy from Adam to Enosh, which is interrupted by a lengthy story about Cain and Abel and shorter stories… Continue Reading “Michael D. Coogan: The Genealogies of the Yahwist Source”