This post present a proof against the Ducomentary Hypothesis I’ve never considered.
For those who don’t know, the Documentary Hypothesis states that the first five books of the Bible, (the Torah), were actually written by several persons, and then edited together by a redactor at some point.
Proponents of the theory support their assertions by pointing out that different names for God are used in the various sections of the text, and that each author/editor tends to focus on some textual aspect, the author of the “priestly” sources focusing on genaeological material and worship, for example.

The article linked points out that, whereas the Christian Scriptures are admitted by their adherents to have come from litterally thousands of different manuscript sources, Jews view even one letter out of place in a Torah scroll as grounds enough to hold the Torah reading without its accompanying blessings —the blessings are what makes the Torah reading a public act, since the blessings sanctify God’s Name, and one cannot bless God’s name in vain by making blessings over a defective Torah scroll—as well as compares the number of differences (ten or so) between Ashkenazic, Sefardic, and Yemenite texts with the thousands of variations in the Christian texts, illustrates how none of those differences effects the way the Torah is interpreted in the slightest.
Good read.

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