Several other scholars have suggested extending J at least as far as Friedman does. They include Karl Budde, Gustav Hölscher and Wilhelm Resenhöfft. See Albert de Pury, “Yahwist (‘J’) Source,” in The Anchor Bible Dictionary (New York: Doubleday, 1992), vol. 6, pp. 1012–1020.


See Harold O. Forshey, “Court Narrative (2 Samuel 9–12 Kings 1) in Anchor Bible Dictionary, vol. 1, pp. 1172–1179. Friedman does not cite Rost.