Who Wrote the Bible?

Richard Elliott Friedman 

This book was written in 1987. I bought it in 1991 in Singapore en-route to an open-air Chinese New Year charity dinner. My law firm had bought a table. We were sent to grace the occasion. 

This is a book that will appeal to Christians with a historical bent. 

Despite its provocative title, it only deals with the authorship of the 5 books of Moses and the six books of the Early Prophets. (p 103).

Friedman posits that the five books of Moses were composed by combining 4 different source documents, identified by alphabetical symbols for working purposes as J, E, P, and D. (p24).

He presents convincing historical, textual, and analysis evidence.  I find this book fascinating. 

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