In the recent past, Wellhausen’s classic Documentary Hypothesis has been developed and refined by a group of scholars who identify as “Neo-Documentarians.” Their approach has been aptly described in a list of seven points published by both Joel S. Baden and Jeffrey Stackert. This list is labeled the “Neo-Documentarian Manifesto” here and will be critically discussed. The evaluation will particularly highlight the methodological separation between literary and historical perspectives and the notion of a mechanical compiler.

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