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The Pentateuch and its anatomists


The Pentateuch and its anatomists

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    Thomas Rawson Birks
Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II. THE NAME OF GOD REVEALED TO MOSES. 12. The reasons alleged to disprove the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch may be classed under three heads, —the use of the Sacred Names, alleged Contradictions, and alleged Anachronisms and Contrasts of Style. But the negative theories founded upon them have one common root, from which they all spring. It is inferred, from Exod. vi., that the word Jehovah, as a name of God, was first made known to Moses, and was, at least in the writer's view, wholly unheard of in the times of the patriarchs. Hence it would follow at once, that only those parts of Genesis where this name is absent, or else confined to the narrator, could belong to the writer of Exod. vi., whoever he may be. In the chaos of opinions, if there be any ' main conclusion established' in contrast to the ' details' where the discord is interminable, it consists in this doctrine or exposition alone. An inquiry into its truth is thus the first step towards a clear and just view of the whole sceptical argument. The passage itself reads as follows : — ' Then Jehovah said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let themgo, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of the land.' ' And Elohim spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am Jehovah. And I made myself known to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as El Shaddai, but by my name Jehovah I was not made known to them. And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers. And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered my covenant. Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am Jehovah, and I will bring you out f...  
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