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Julius Wellhausen 17 May — 7 January was a German biblical scholar and orientalist.
Prolegomena zur Geschichte Israels – Wikipedia
In the course of his career, he moved from Old Testament research through Islamic studies to New Testament scholarship. For the former, he is credited [ by whom?
Wellhausen was born at Hamelin in the Kingdom of Hanover. Inhe was appointed professor ordinarius of theology at the University of Greifswald. However, he resigned from the faculty in for reasons of conscience, stating in his letter of resignation:.
I became a theologian because the scientific treatment of the Bible interested me; only gradually did I come to understand that a professor of theology also has the practical task of preparing the students for service in the Protestant Church, and that I am not adequate to this practical task, but that instead despite all caution on my own part I make my hearers unfit for their office.
Since then my theological professorship has been weighing heavily on my conscience. Among theologians and biblical scholars, he is best known for his book, Prolegomena zur Geschichte Israels Prolegomena to the History of Israel.
After a detailed synthesis of existing views on the origins of the first five books of the Old Testament, Wellhausen’s contribution was to place the development of these books into a historical and social context. The resulting argument, called the documentary hypothesisremains the dominant model among biblical scholars.
Wellhausen was famous for his critical investigations into Old Testament history and the composition of the Rpolegomena. He is perhaps best known for his Prolegomena zur Geschichte Israelsfirst published in as Geschichte Israels in which he advanced a definitive formulation of the documentary hypothesis.
It argues that the Torah or Pentateuch had its origins in a redaction of four originally-independent texts dating from several centuries after the time of Mosestheir traditional author. Wellhausen’s hypothesis remained the dominant model for Pentateuchal studies until the last quarter of the 20th century, when it began to be advanced by other biblical scholars who saw more and more hands at work in the Torah and ascribed them to periods even later than Wellhausen had proposed.
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Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel