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In this commentary,"Greenberg developed his 'holistic' method of exegesis. While building on the source-critical achievements of earlier scholarship, the holistic method redirects attention from the text's 'hypothetically reconstructed elements' to the biblical books as integral wholes, as the products of thoughtful and artistic design conveying messages of their own. This approach recalls scholarly attention to the 'received text [which] is the only historically attested datum; it alone has had demonstrable effects; it alone is the undoubted product of Israelite creativity.' In this connection argues that since midrashic and later pre-critical Jewish exegesis operated on the assumption of unitary authorship, they have many insights to offer the holistic commentator. "
-- Jeffrey Tigay, editor Tehillah Le-Moshe: Biblical and Judaic Studies in Honor of Moshe Greenberg, and author, The Jps Torah Commentary: Deuteronomy.