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CRISIS IIUPFBLDIANl;



BEING AN EXAMIMTION OF



HUPFELB'S CRITICISM ON GENESIS,



AS HECRNTLY SKT FORTH TN



BISHOP COLENSO'S



FIFTH PART.



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CBISIS HUPFELBIANA;



BEING AN EXAMINATION OF



HUPFELD'S CEITICISM ON GENESIS,



AS RECENTLY SET FORTH IN j 8^ ^ X



BISHOP COLENSO'S
FIFTH PART.

BY

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W. KAY, D.D.,

FELLOW OF LINCOLN COLLEGE, OXFORD;
AND PRINCIPAL OF BISHOP'S COLLEGE, CALCUTTA.



" And Isaac dug again the wells of water which had been digged in the
days of Abraham his father ; for the Philistines had stopped them after
Abraham's death ; and he called their names after the names by which his
father had called them." — Gen. xxvi. 18.



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JOHN HENRY and JAMES PARKER.

1865.



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CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION.

SECTION I.
On the Use made of the Divine Names in the

ATTEMPTED DISINTEGRATION OF GeNESIS.

PAGE

CHAP. I. On the Ideas to be associated with the Divine

Names, Elohim and Yahveh ... 9

II. How the Divine Names are employed in Genesis . 13

III. On the right interpretation of Exod. vi. 2— 8 . 18

lY. Failure of the attempt to employ the Divine

Names as a Criterion of diverse Authorship . 21

SECTION II.

On the ATTEMPT TO MAKE OUT A DIVERSITY OF StYLE,
with a VIEW TO THE DiSMEMBERMENT OF GeNESIS.

CHAP. I. The Character of the so-called Argument from

"Style" 33

Appendix. On Dr. Colenso's qualifications for con-
ducting an Enquiry into Hebrew " Style" . 35

II. The Worth of the Phraseological Test . . .39

III. On the Way in which the Test is applied . . 43

Appendix. On Ps. Ixviii. 1 .... 44

lY. The kind of Manipulation by which the "Analyst"

gets at his Eesults ...... 46

Y. Consideration of two specially strong cases, pointed
to by Dr. Colenso as irreconcileable with unity of
Authorship ....... 53



IV CONTENTS.



SECTION III.

The Real Nature of the pretended " Analysis," viewed
IN ITS Principles, its Method, and its Results.

PAGE

CHAP. I. The Principles on which the Disintegration-theory
rests: — (1) Religious Unbelief; (2) Historical
Pyrrhonism . . . . . . .59

Appendix. On Dr. Colenso's Translation of * Oort
on Baal-worship ' . . . . . .71

If. The Method by which the "Critics" support their
foregone conclusions; viz. by introducing (1)
Imaginary Cancellings ; (2) Lacunae; (3) Charges
of Inadvertency. (4) Extreme Sub-division; (5)
Arbitrary Assertions . . . . . .73

III. The Results of the "Analysis;"— (1) The *Elo-

histic;' (2) The ' Jehovistic' Document . . 80

CONCLUSION 91



INTRODUCTION.



THERE is a wide-spread opinion, at present, that learned
Orientalists have made some discoveries about the " styy
of Genesis, which seem to prove that the book could not have
been written by Moses, or indeed by any single writer ; — that
it must, in fact, be considered (in Bishop Colenso's words =^)
" a composite narrative, the work of several different authors,
who lived in different ages;'' or (as he says elsewhere'')
" writing each from his own point of view in very different
ages.'*

Some few persons, who are equal to the task of examining
the grounds of this opinion, have asserted that there is no
foundation for it, — that it is " a mere toy, a mere exercise of
fancy- criticism


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