MBS TEXTE 114 The alleged contradiction between the two reports in Genesis 1 and 2 has unfortunately become the prevailing opinion of our society. Even various translations of the Scriptures have adopted it. The historical-critical theory assumes, on the basis of the names of God used in them, that the the two narratives originated from separated sources, an elohistic one and a yahwistic one, and believes them to be two completely unreconcilable conceptions.
ARTICLE The origin of the Pentateuch has been disputed for the last four hundred years. The so-called “historical-critical” method has committed itself to the opinion that the material contained in the Pentateuch was collected out of various ancient sources and assembled by several generations of editors. Too many of these theories, however, contradict each other much too often.