Judges 11

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lthough Richard Elliott Friedman in The Hidden Book in the Bible assigns all of Jgs 11 to the J Source, it is unlikely Jgs 11.11-27 belongs to J because nowhere within the J documents do the J scribes directly refer to the work of other sources. Perhaps the scribes … Read More

The Conclusion of the J Source Documents in Joshua

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ow about Jo 13.1-13, which, in The Hidden Book in the Bible, Richard Elliott Friedman attributes to the J Source: It is unlikely the J scribes are the authors, except, perhaps, for the phrase “Joshua was old and stricken in years,” ‘old and stricken’ appearing in J (Gn … Read More

Joshua’s Wars and the J Source

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lthough in The Hidden Book of the Bible Richard Elliott Friedman attributes Joshua 8.1-29 to the J Source, I disagree. I disagree because the J documents are subversive, which Jo 8.1-29 is not. As Friedman argues, an author’s worked is often identified by linguistic parallels, meaning the Source chooses … Read More