After dividing the Flood Story between P and J, Friedman asserts,
The very fact that it is possible to separate out two continuous stories like this is remarkable itself, and it is strong evidence for the hypothesis. One need only try to do the same thing with any other book to see how impressive this phenomenon is.
We will indeed try to do the same thing—with Friedman’s own book.
We have seen that the Documentary Hypothesis rests on the assumption that a single author cannot create literary anomalies such as differences in style, doublets, and contradictions. Friedman, however, has inadvertently invalidated this assumption and therefore the entire Documentary Hypothesis by creating these very anomalies in his own writings.
First of all, Friedman changes his style….