More recent times and in discussion questions have been raised regarding the authenticity of the claimed authorship of Genesis (or understood to be so), and that of Moses as the Author.
The Jewish Philosopher, Barukh Spinoza (mid-late 1600's) or later Julius Wellhausen in the 19th Century, the JEDP Theory grew in popularity and as seen largely accepted by Scholarship today.
Does this acceptance also fit within the confines of the promotion of Theistic Evolution?
Such, the question of JEDP is not the only matter, but there seems to be and overall questioning of the legitimacy of the Bible Account, Genesis 1; 2 in particular (and also regarding previous discussions, and having to interpret the Bible Account in light of ANE - see these threads: here and here).
One of the many reasons this has been raised is the claim by a number of brethren that Moses may have written the Law, and probably so (they attest) but question the legitimacy of the early accounts, the beginnings. Yet, at the same time on two different groups, one claim is made yet on another the claim is contradicted and that Moses did pen the earlier Chapters by at least one of the brethren claiming Common Descent.
Is the JEDP Theory correct?
Comment made by Gleason Archer in A Survey of Old Testament Introduction (a little history of JEDP):
Summary of the Dialectical Development of the Documentary Hypothesis
1. Astruc said that different divine names point to different sources—J and E division; this idea was extended more thoroughly by Eichhorn (E earlier than J).
2. De Wette defined D as a manufacture of Josiah’s time (621 B.C.).
3. Hupfeld divided up E into the earlier El (or P) and the later E2 (which more closely resembles J). His order of documents was PEJD.
4. Graf thought that the legal portions of P were Exilic, latest of all, even though historical portions may be early. His order of documents was: P1EJD2.
5. Kuenen felt that historical portions of P must be as late as the legal. He gave as the order of documents: PEJD.
6. Wellhausen gave the Documentary Theory its classic expression, working out the JEDP sequence upon a systematic evolutionary pattern.
Observe the contradictions and reversals which characterize the development of this Documentary Theory. (1) Different divine name points to different author (Astruc, Eichhorn), each with his own circle of interest, style, and vocabulary. (2) Same divine name (Elohim), nevertheless employed by different authors (Hupfeld); whereas some E passages really do not greatly differ from J in circle of interest, style, or vocabulary. (3) That Elohist (P) which most differs from J in interest and style, must be the earliest (Jahweh being a later name for God than Elohim). (4) No, on the contrary, this P must be latest instead of earliest (for this fits in better with Evolutionary Theory about the development of Hebrew religion from the primitive polytheistic to the priest-ridden monotheistic.) (5) J of course is later than E (all the critics up to Graf); but no, J is really earlier than E (Kuenen and Wellhausen).
The most thoroughgoing refutation of the Wellhausen hypothesis to appear at the end of the nineteenth century in America was furnished by William Henry Green of Princeton, in his Unity of the Book of Genesis (New York: Scribner, 1895) and Higher Criticism of the Pentateuch (New York: Scribner, 1896). With great erudition and skill he showed how inadequately the hypothesis explained the actual data of the biblical text, and upon what illogical and self-contradictory bases the critical criteria rested.
A general discussion of the fallacies in the Documentary Theory which render it logically untenable will be found in chapter 8. The various criteria used by the Documentarians to prove diverse authorship will be discussed more in detail in chapters 9 and 10. Refutation of specific arguments dealing with particular books in the Pentateuch will be found in the chapters (14–18) which deal with those books.
Archer, G., Jr. (1994). A survey of Old Testament introduction (3rd. ed.) (98). Chicago: Moody Press.
Though more to bring the attention to these two books, and available for download:
William Henry Green of Princeton, in his Unity of the Book of Genesis (New York: Scribner, 1895) (About 6 Mb Download - Linked to pdf)
Higher Criticism of the Pentateuch (New York: Scribner, 1896) (About 600 Kb Download - Linked to pdf)
Also, in the "claim" by brethren who promote Theistic Evolution to the brotherhood claim that Genesis 1; 2 contradict - but is this the reality or rather a perceived contradiction to discount God's Word, to support their claim that "Evolution is True"?