Survey: How Did Genesis Come into Being?
How do you think Genesis came to be written in the form that we have it? Leave a comment telling your choice and why. If you have a theory other than those listed below, please tell us.
A. Genesis is the product of an editor or editorial group that brought together different documents. (documentary hypothesis)
B. As part of the Pentateuch, Genesis was either written by Moses or was produced through Moses' mediation.
C. Genesis is the product of a learned editor or editors who had access to sources that tell of a time long before the material was scribed.
D. Genesis represents an attempt to recreate a common history of the Semites living in Canaan during the time of King David's reign.
E. Genesis, the Book of Ruth, and the Song of Songs are the work or a single writer who lived during the reign of King Solomon.
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