Carr is one of the top scholars of the redaction of the Pentateuch in the world.
We can debate if he is in the top five or the top ten, but he is at the top of the field.
postexilic period] only on the basis of linguistic evidence?
), proposes that a (historical) sociolinguistic variationist approach can help to clarify the relationship between Early Biblical Hebrew (EBH) and Late Biblical Hebrew (LBH) linguistic variables (e.g., as [n] or [ŋ] in Norwich, England) how a variationist analysis can be helpful for understanding language variation.
Although there is some controversy regarding the most appropriate method of dating, I have chosen to use "CE" to indicate the Christian era and "BCE," before the Christian era.
Different cultures use different systems of dating.
It has to stop create homiletics about repetitions and thinking that it answers anything at all. Carr is that he thinks we don’t know enough to say much with certainty about the original Mesopotamian origins of the Torah.
We cannot separate it into documents and we cannot do etymological origins of texts.
In particular, he introduces the distinction between linguistic or dependent variables on the one hand, and independent variables or factors which condition variant linguistic forms/uses on the other.
Independent variables include a speaker's/writer's age, gender/sex, social class/rank/status, region, style, etc.
The book [Exodus] relates to Egyptian history but only in a vague way.
Not a single Egyptian is identified by name, not even the pharaohs, despite the fact that two of them, the pharaohs of the oppression and the exodus, are involved…
Patrick Zukeran reviews the discovery of and important historical findings from the Dead Sea Scrolls.