In the last post, we were comparing two Ancient Near Eastern texts. With regard to the Old Testament as an anthology, we talked in class about the 10 commandments. Here is a similar exercise to reinforce that point:
1. Grab your Bible
2. Compare the following two texts: Exodus 21.2-11 and Deuteronomy 15.12-18
3. Note the similarities and differences.
You could also throw in Leviticus 25.39-55 here. The main point is that these texts discuss slavery in Ancient Israel. In the end, do you think one person could have written these two (or three) texts?