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While D rarely extends back to the first four books of the Torah, its influence is felt strongly through much of the canon. D’s theology will be explained in the chapter on the book of Deuteronomy. P. P is perhaps the most distinctive of the four strands of the Pentateuch. Its concerns include chronology, genealogy, ritual, worship, and law—areas easily associated with the priesthood, and thus its name, Priestly source. This source has traditionally been given a late date in the fifth or the fourth century and is related to the exile and after.
2:4b–25=J) or interweave with other sources (see traditional analysis of the flood narrative into J and P). McEvenue (1971) has studied P’s style in the manner of New Criticism (close reading). He has argued against the typically negative assessments of P’s literary quality and theological contribution. Some scholars conclude that P was not itself a continuous narrative source, but rather that “P” was the final redactor of the Pentateuch (see Wenham, 1987, xxxii, with bibliography). Redactors. So far we have described the four main narrative sources in the Torah.
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