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.
More Quotes from 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.
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.
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.
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.
Solomon's temple also was designed to increase the attractiveness of the city of his residence.
Moses only lays down the law for its execution he makes no provision as regards his own time, nor does he demand it for the immediate future.
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