Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Welhausen, the Documentary Hypothesis, and antisemitism

PROF. ALAN T. LEVENSON: Was the Documentary Hypothesis Tainted by Wellhausen’s Antisemitism? (TheTorah.com).
Julius Wellhausen’s analysis of the Torah is perfused with the anti-Jewish sentiment prevalent in Bismarck’s Second German Reich. This adversely affected the use of the Documentary Hypothesis among Jewish scholars until Yehezkel’s Kaufmann’s introduction of a Jewish variation on the theory.

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