The Scope and Limitations of Genetic Literary Reconstruction

Genetic literary reconstruction can only be accomplished if the author of the work being examined follows an orderly process in writing their work. The process does not need to be consistent from the first to last stage but it needs to be consistent within the various stages of the work. It can be as tiny as forming a parallel or it can be massive in how it imports its source material. The scribal practices that produced much of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures lend themselves nicely to the GLR process.