- Books of the Bible are not the compilations, i.e. they are not the unordered collections of earlier texts, as it was assumed by Formgeschichte (see H. Gunkel)
- Books of the Bible are the compositions, i.e. the logical structures of elements–pericopes, structures given by the last editor of each book (R. Meynet – French biblical scholar):
- Biblical texts were composed and well composed.
- There is a specifically Hebrew rhetoric, i.e. the complex of Hebrew ways of thinking and composing of literary works, which are different to the classical Greek rhetoric.
- One ought to rely primarily to the text, and very carefully take into account the corrections drifted on the text by the representatives of the historical–critical method.
These problems are discussed for example here: