Chapter

Verifiable Sources

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780195138368
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834037 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195138368.003.0008
Verifiable Sources

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In contrast with the documentary theory, which presumed that the sources of Genesis were lost, George Smith indicated in 1872 that source‐like material from Assyria concerning the flood story is still extant. Today it is possible to identify other extant materials that Genesis used in diverse ways. These materials include historiography, epic, prophetic books, and law.

Keywords: documentary theory; epic; flood; historiography; law; prophetic books; sources; George Smith

Chapter.  1586 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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