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Julius Wellhausen Quotes (21 Quotes)


  • The revision of the books of Judges, Samuel, and Kings, undertaken towards the end of the Babylonian exile, a revision much more thorough than is commonly assumed, condemns as heretical the whole age of the Kings.
    (Julius Wellhausen)

  • The Law is never weary of again and again repeating its injunction of local unity of worship.
    (Julius Wellhausen)

  • It is only in the case of the Priestly Code that opinions differ widely; for it tries hard to imitate the costume of the Mosaic period, and, with whatever success, to disguise its own.
    (Julius Wellhausen)

  • The Priestly Code preponderates over the rest of the legislation in force, as well as in bulk; in all matters of primary importance it is the normal and final authority.
    (Julius Wellhausen)

  • The stone which Jacob consecrated at Bethel the generation of the living continues to anoint, paying the tithes which of old he vowed to the house of God there.
    (Julius Wellhausen)


  • One other fact is significant: the domestic feasts and sacrifices of single families, which in David's time must still have been general, gradually declined and lost their importance as social circles widened and life became more public.
    (Julius Wellhausen)

  • All writers of the Chaldaean period associate monotheism in the closest way with unity of worship.
    (Julius Wellhausen)

  • But if there was no tabernacle in the time of the last judges and first kings, as little was it in existence during the whole of the previous period.
    (Julius Wellhausen)

  • It appears a bold thing to say so when one sees how much many a modern author who knows how to make a skilful use of the Book of Chronicles has to tell about the tabernacle.
    (Julius Wellhausen)

  • 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.
    (Julius Wellhausen)

  • In the Books of Judges and Samuel hardly a place is mentioned at which we have not at least casual mention of an altar and of sacrifice.
    (Julius Wellhausen)

  • Solomon's temple also was designed to increase the attractiveness of the city of his residence.
    (Julius Wellhausen)

  • To my thinking, this: - that the Priestly Code rests upon the result which is only the aim of Deuteronomy.
    (Julius Wellhausen)

  • Until the building of Solomon's temple the unity of worship according to it had, properly speaking, never had any existence; and, moreover, it is easy to read between the lines that even after that date it was more a pious wish than a practical demand.
    (Julius Wellhausen)

  • From the building of the temple of Solomon, which is also treated as a leading epoch in chronology, a new period in the history of worship is accordingly dated, - and to a certain extent with justice.
    (Julius Wellhausen)


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