No doubt these were preserved through oral tradition until the time of the Exodus when finally Moses put them down in writing.
Philosophically higher criticism developed out of the Rationalism of Spinoza (1670) 1.The woman again addresses the daughters of Jerusalem, describing her fervent and ultimately successful search for her lover through the night-time streets of the city.When she finds him she takes him almost by force into the chamber in which her mother conceived her. The Jews called it “Torah” (instruction) which is often rendered in English by “Law” (Matt ; Luke ; Acts ; 1 Cor 9:8) D.Although each book is a unit, together they form a larger unit and unity A.There also was a source considered to be JE which an unknown redactor combined.Driver affirmed that this was composed under Hilkiah for reform and that it unified the place of worship in Jerusalem, that it was written under prophetic influence (Jeremiah) and that the Deuteronomic school also reworked Joshua to Kings.Therefore, not all of the Bible can measure up to the demands of reason. This was an attempt to identify the main documents which were sources behind the Pentateuch (assuming that Moses was not the author [under reason]) D. Duplications in material (doublets and triplets) 4. A major difficult with this approach is that it overlooks literary styles and techniques used in narration (e.g., the use of duplications to communicate sovereignty, the use of divine names to teach theology et cetera) make a good observation when they write, “The Pentateuch thus has two major divisions: Gen. Certainly Moses was not able to write about his own death at the end of Deuteronomy (Deut 34:5ff).Elements employed to identify these blocks were: 1. In addition Moses was obviously not an eyewitness to the Genesis events.I would add, however, that a movement toward canonical interpretation does not necessarily need to be at the expense of historical, critical studies.In Sephardic Jewish tradition, the Song of Songs is read every Friday night for the divine loving union they see in it; Ashkenazim chant it on the Sabbath during Passover, marking the beginning of the grain harvest and commemorating the Exodus from Egypt.