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Jean Astruc

(1684—1766)


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(1684–1766),

physician and Pentateuchal critic. In his (anonymous) Conjectures sur les Mémoires originaux dont il paroît que Moyse s'est servi pour composer le Livre de la Genèse (1753) he maintained that in its present form the Book of Genesis was a piecing together of earlier documents.

Subjects: Christianity.


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