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Richard Elliott Friedman
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What had most early scholars scholars considered that J and E had come from?
(a) during the time of King David.
(b) around the time of the death of Moses.
(c) in the time of the two kingdoms, Israel and Judah.
(d) right after settling in the land of Canaan.

2. What goes against the First Commandment?
(a) bearing false witness.
(b) committing genocide.
(c) worshipping foreign gods.
(d) committing adultery.

3. What does Friedman conclude about the Tabernacle after the first Temple was built?
(a) that the it actually existed inside the Holy of Holies.
(b) that it was burned to prevent idolatry.
(c) that it was used to cover the Temple.
(d) that it was set up behind the Temple.

4. What is the first law given in Deuteronomy?
(a) to cease offering blood sacrifices.
(b) thou shall not make idols.
(c) thou shall not bear false witness.
(d) to worship in a central place.

5. What does Friedman say about Jeremiah's familiarity with Author P before the exile?
(a) that Jeremiah was hostile toward the priestly author.
(b) that Jeremiah got his material from Author P.
(c) that Jeremiah never heard of him.
(d) that Jeremiah admired what he had done.

Short Answer Questions

1. In their arguments, how do Graf and others who argue for Author P during the second Temple see the Tabernacle?

2. What does Friedman show about the Tabernacle and the Temple?

3. To whom does Deuteronomy give jurisdiction in legal matters?

4. Who does the evidence point to as the writer of Deuteronomy?

5. Who writes his book in much the same way that Deuteronomy had been written?

Short Essay Questions

1. During what historical time frame does Friedman place the writer P?

2. Why is identifying the time of writer P of significance?

3. What was the brilliant mistake made in regard to discovering the identity of writer P?

4. How does the work of R leave the door open for why the Bible seems to contradict itself in some places and obviously does in others?

5. Describe clues to who wrote Deuteronomy.

6. Who accompanied Jeremiah into exile in Egypt and how did that affect the texts?

7. Describe the great irony of the P version of the Torah.

8. How did Cyrus the Great figure into the history of the Jewish exile?

9. Why does Friedman finally identify Jeremiah as the author of Deuteronomy?

10. What is problematic about the mistake in locating writer P in history?

(see the answer keys)

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