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Disciplines of Historical-Critical Exegesis

Lower Criticism:
   Textual CriticismWhat is the original text?

Higher Criticism:How did the original text come into being?
   Source Criticism
Literary Criticism
  • Welhausen
  • JEPD
  • Is. 1-39 40-66
  • Synoptic Gospels
What documents were depended on in writing the text?
   Form CriticismWhat oral tradition lies behind the text?
   Redaction Criticism
Tradition Criticism
Tradition History
What is the history of the editing process of the text?
   Canonical CriticismHow was it decided which books should be in the Bible?

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