This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 Excerpt: ...to the obvious fact that the book of Genesis exhibits the traces of two different hands and falls into two main parts distinguished by the two names by which the Supreme Being is consistently or preferably designated. For while in some passages God is called by the general name Elohim, in others he is denominated Jehovah, a title peculiarly appropriated to the special worship of the Israelites; in others again we have a combination of the two names.1 Further examination showed that the portions thus distinguished as Elohistic and Jehovistie respectively were discriminated by other peculiarities of style and language; and all attempts, which have been subsequently made to uphold the unity of the book of Genesis, have been eminently unsuccessful, even when they have not betrayed the eagerness of unscrupulous advocates. The same process of examination has been extended to the other books of the Pentateuch and the book of Joshua, and the following are the general results of the whole inquiry. The Elohistic portions of the books of Genesis, Exodus, and Numbers, are those which contain the continuous and connected narrative, so that if these portions stood alone the books would be tolerably complete. The book of Leviticus is entirely Elohistic, with the exception of an interpolation (chapters xviii.-xx.), which Ewald considers to be an isolated portion, and which from other reasons we have classed with the book of Deuteronomy. The book of Deuteronomy, on the other hand, is entirely Jehovistie, with the exception of a few interpolations. The same hand may be traced in the first twelve chapters of Joshua, but the tailpiece 1 It seems clear to us, from internal evidence, that the passages in the book of Genesis, which have a combination of the names Jehovah-Mlohim, ...
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