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1. A BIBLE HARD TO READ TO-DAY
• 3 II. THE POETRY OF THE BIBLE NOT OUR PROSE
14 III. TRUTH OF IDEA TRUER THAN TRUTH OF FACT 25 IV, MISLEADING ORDER AND TITLES OF BIBLICAL BOOKS 33 V. EARLY MAN AND HIS CREED
56 VI. BABYLONIA, ITS INFLUENCE ON ISRAEL
IX. SAUL TO Amos. (c. 1050-760 B.C.)
X. AMOS, HOSEA, SAIAH, AND MICAH .
XII. THE CAPTIVITY; EZEKIEL ; II ISAIAH
XV. (1) THE “ HOLY WRITINGS": INTRODUCTORY. 238
XVIII. (IV) THE “HOLY WRITINGS": CANTICLES, RUTH,
KEY TO THE SYMBOLS J, E, D, H, P
As stated and explained in Chap. IV., pp. 41-55, the Hexateuch (ie.
term Jehovah (or Yahweh) for God. Date c. 850 B.C.
Elõhîm for the Divine Name, never using Jehovah till Exod. iii.
drawing mainly on a common stock of tradition.
JE is used when it is not possible, or not necessary, to distinguish
the two sources. Date c. 700 B.C. or shortly after.
621 B.C. It was written some little time before its discovery.
H = the “Law of Holiness," i.e. roughly speaking, Lev. xvii.-xxvi. It is
the oldest part of the Priestly Law, and its kernel ; "holiness" is
its keynote ; its date is the age of Ezekiel, say, c. 580 B.C.
latter part of the exile and later, though based on older material.
[For C, E, JED, and full details of the above symbols, refer to