Definition of source criticism in English:

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source criticism

noun

The analysis and study of the sources used by biblical authors.
Example sentences
  • Using the techniques of source criticism and form criticism, historical-critical scholarship analyzed biblical pericopes and looked through them to reconstruct the history of the traditions that lay behind the canonical documents.
  • Since the nineteenth century, biblical criticism has been dominated by source criticism, and the Book of Leviticus is no exception.
  • I learned about Pentateuchal source criticism, and the ‘synoptic problem.’

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Syllabification: source crit·i·cism

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