The Pentateuch

The Pentateuch research group is exploring the five books of Moses through historical background, diachronic and synchronic studies, and theological interpretation, with particular attention given to integrating these methods toward a better understanding of the Pentateuch itself or the role of the Pentateuch in Biblical Theology. This year we present the second of a two-year series on the dating of Pentateuchal sources P (2019) and D (2020).

We will be featuring invited papers in 2020 on an absolute dating of D. For more information, contact Todd Patterson ( or Michael Cox (