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Redactor Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    redactor n : someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication [syn: redact, reviser, rewriter, rewrite man]
Redactor Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Redactor \Re*dac"tor\ (-t?r), n. One who redacts; one who prepares matter for publication; an editor. --Carlyle.
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The Torah Redactor (R) is, according to the Documentary Hypothesis (DH), the figure who assembled hypothetical source texts of the Torah—the Deuteronomist text (D), the Priestly text (P), and the postulated source text (JE), which was an earlier joining of the Jahwist text (J) and the Elohist text (E)—resulting in a single work.

The Documentary Hypothesis postulates that the Persian emperor, wishing to promote Hebrew national unity after the Babylonian exile, promulgated the redaction of the hypothetical JE, P, and D texts. JE and P contained rival histories and rival religious views; P and D contained rival law codes. Both had to be kept to avoid alienating each group, but the differences needed to be minimized so that people could be certain what the law code and history was.

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