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Development of the Pentateuch

Flowchart showing the development of the Pentateuch according to the Documentary Hypothesis

The chart shows:

  • Origins from narrative traditions of “J” (c. 850 BCE) and “E” (c. 750)
  • Redactions to “JE” (c. 650 BCE)
  • Origins from legal traditions of “D” (c. 620 BCE)
  • Redactions to “JE D” (c. 550 BCE)
  • Origins from Q, Holiness Code, and other priestly materials of “P” (c. 500 BCE)
  • Redactions to “JE D P” (c. 400 BCEp)
  • Extant or final redaction (c. 200 BCE)

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