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Title: Le Pentateuque a-t-il été compilé et édité en hâte?
Author(s): HIMBAZA, Innocent
Journal: Semitica
Volume: 60    Date: 2018   
Pages: 159-181
DOI: 10.2143/SE.60.0.3285035

Abstract :
Textual and literary divergences of the Pentateuch are mainly explained by different sources available to the editors. The Pentateuch looks like a compromise document, reflecting a wide literary legacy of Israel. Nevertheless, its text is not always harmonized. It seems that when oral and written sources were brought together to constitute the Torah, editors did not have enough time to check all the differences as well as the mistakes they could have corrected. The Persian context may then explain the hasty promulgation of the first edition of the Pentateuch.

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