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Astruc, Jean

(1684–1766). Fr. physician and Biblical scholar; called father of documentary hypothesis because he was first to hold that use of Jahweh and Elohim in Pent. reveals different writers or sources. Works include Conjectures sur les mémoires originaux dont il parait que Moyse s'est servi pour composer le Livre de la Genèse. See also Higher Criticism, 12.

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