Julius Wellhausen — German Educator born on May 17, 1844, died on January 17, 1918

Julius Wellhausen, was a German biblical scholar and orientalist. In the course of his career, he moved from Old Testament research through Islamic studies to New Testament scholarship. Wellhausen won renown for his contributions to the composition history of the Pentateuch/Torah and the formative period of Islam. For the former, he is credited with being one of the originators of the documentary hypothesis... (wikipedia)

The representation of the tabernacle arose out of the temple of Solomon as its root, in dependence on the sacred ark, for which there is early testimony, and which in the time of David, and also before it, was sheltered by a tent.
All writers of the Chaldaean period associate monotheism in the closest way with unity of worship.
And finally, it was Deuteronomy that brought about the historical result of Josiah's reformation.
The Law is never weary of again and again repeating its injunction of local unity of worship.
A judgment pronounced in accordance with the facts can therefore assign to it an historical place only within that movement of reformation which was brought to a victorious issue by King Josiah.

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