Category: Documentary Hypothesis

The Towering Arrogance of Cheap Apologetics: Heather Schuldt, Moses, and the Documentary Hypothesis

“In the fall of 2018, the problem of Wellhausen’s teaching and his followers came to my attention while working on my master’s degree.” – Heather Schuldt on 10.28.181 When I was around ten or eleven I kept a red notebook filled with my musings… Continue Reading “The Towering Arrogance of Cheap Apologetics: Heather Schuldt, Moses, and the Documentary Hypothesis”

Preaching to the Choir: On Pop-Apologists and Their Craft

I’m not a very intelligent individual nor am I an exceptional writer. This blog, my presence on Twitter, and my (slowly) growing YouTube channel represent my rather insignificant contribution to the world of biblical studies (and sometimes atheism). But though my influence is small,… Continue Reading “Preaching to the Choir: On Pop-Apologists and Their Craft”

Weekly Roundup – 9.28.18

Here’s the Weekly Roundup! I’ve really enjoyed @StudyofChrist‘s series on the Matthean genealogy. I’m slowly getting caught up on his videos and recently watched “More Complicated Issues“  which covers issues surrounding the father of Zerubbabel (Matthew 1:12) as well as where in the world Abiud (Matthew… Continue Reading “Weekly Roundup – 9.28.18”

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”

RC Apologist, the Documentary Hypothesis, and My Thoughts on His Response to My Recent Video

In one of his recent Theological Discussions, Reformed Christian Apologist watched my video responding to his “Documentary Hypothesis Debunked: Proving Mosaic Authorship” video and offered his own thoughts and commentary. I appreciate his taking the time to do so. Below you will find my… Continue Reading “RC Apologist, the Documentary Hypothesis, and My Thoughts on His Response to My Recent Video”

Michael D. Coogan – The Formation of the Pentateuch

Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (OUP, 2014), 55-56. A description of the process by which the separate sources or documents were combined is also hypothetical, but a possible scenario is as follows. Using… Continue Reading “Michael D. Coogan – The Formation of the Pentateuch”

A Response to “The Documentary Hypothesis Debunked” by Reformed Christian Apologist

Back in August, YouTuber and Twitter user Reformed Christian Apologist published a video on his channel which attempted to debunk the Documentary Hypothesis. As one who finds the Hypothesis to be a compelling explanation for the origin of the Torah, I watched it with… Continue Reading “A Response to “The Documentary Hypothesis Debunked” by Reformed Christian Apologist”

A Great Case for Historical Reliability? A Brief Response to Lisa Quintana

Over at her blog Think Divinely, Christian apologist Lisa Quintana has a post entitled “Odd Verses that Authenticate the Bible.” At its heart, it is an attempt to briefly explain why the hard parts of the Bible – purported contradictions, embarrassing stories, etc – actually demonstrate… Continue Reading “A Great Case for Historical Reliability? A Brief Response to Lisa Quintana”

Richard Elliot Friedman: From Puzzling Passages to Various Sources

Richard Elliot Friedman, Who Wrote the Bible? (HarperOne, 1997), 241, 242. We have come a considerable distance from the early hints of the medieval scholars. What began as an interest in some puzzling passages in the Five Books of Moses led to the suggestion that a… Continue Reading “Richard Elliot Friedman: From Puzzling Passages to Various Sources”