Hebrew Bible Spring 2004 Quiz #1 makeup 2/6/04Name:______________________

Respond to the following essay questions. Be succinct -- information is much more important than volume. This is due at the beginning of class on Monday, Feb. 16.

Trace the history of the development of the Jewish and Christian canon of the Bible. How and when did it emerge? What are the differences between the Jewish Bible and the various Christian Bibles? What accounts for those differences?

Summarize the Documentary Hypothesis. What problem does it seek to solve? What hypothetical documents does it posit and what sort of evidence is offered for their existence? How does it relate to the question of canon (above)?