The typology of literary style established by Frank Polak, based on a detailed analysis of the biblical narrative corpus, also indicates that the Torah is essentially an early work. See Polak, “Development and Periodization of Biblical Prose Narrative,” Bet Miqra 43 (1997), pp. 30–52, 142–160 (in Hebrew); and “The Oral and the Written: Syntax, Stylistics, and the Development of Biblical Prose Narrative,” JANES 26 (1998), pp. 59–105.