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  1. What is the Documentary Theory?  Oswald T Allis says there are 4 main areas of high criticism and rationalization. The J.E.D.P. theory tries to move the date up 1,000 years and remove the supernatural aspect. 
Variations in the divine names in Genesis
The secondary variations in diction and style
The parallel or duplicate accounts 
The continuity of various sources.

  2. Give the “contributions” Spinoza and Astruc made to this theory.17th century Spinoza doubted and gave up Mosaic authorship, while French physician Jean Astruc isolated the document theory and started to divide it with his "higher criticism." He is considered the father of "higher criticism." 
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