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higher criticism

the study of the Bible having as its object the establishment of such facts as authorship and date of composition, as well as determination of a basis for exegesis.
Compare lower criticism.
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First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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higher criticism

the use of scientific techniques of literary criticism to establish the sources of the books of the Bible Compare lower criticism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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