thenexttodie wrote:The idea that the Torah was originaly written by several different authors becomes less plausible one you realize there is no real reason to suppose that it could not have been written during the lifespan of a single individual.
SpecialFrog wrote:Nonsense. The divergent styles and language are enough to make the "multiple authors" hypothesis probable.
thenexttodie wrote:No. The most simple explanation for variances of style and language would be then become subject matter and genre. Additional evidence would be required to introduce a more complex explanation.
SpecialFrog wrote:So Genesis 1 and 2 are different genres?
Genesis 1 has to do with the creation. God creating the Heavens and the Earth. Genesis 2 provides certain details of the creation and of God's interaction with the man he created. 1 sets the scene for 2, so to speak.
Is there anything you have, other than a philosophical argument, to show that Genesis 1 and 2 could not have been written at the same time? If not, that's fine.
SpecialFrog wrote: ..Because all of them employ textual criticism as a means of creating a single text from multiple inconsistent sources.
thenexttodie wrote:First of all, many of these texts would have hardly been considered "ancient" at the time they were made part of the canon. Secondly, how is having multiple sources a bad thing? Thirdly the methods used would have been different from what most people today would consider a "textual analysis"
SpecialFrog wrote: wrong on both counts.Major Fail
. The process involved with creating the Novum I o had to do with publishing the New Testament in Greek, instead of Latin. This has nothing to do with what we are talking about.