According to the documentary hypothesis, the Pentateuch consists of four discrete texts that have been woven together to make one continuous narrative: J, or the Yawhist (in German, Jahwist), after the personal name of God (YHWH, or Yahweh) used in this strand; E, or the Elohist, who uses a more generalized term (Elohim) for God; P, the Priestly Code, which makes up much of Leviticus; and D, which stands for the Deuteronomist and consists of much of the Book of Deuteronomy. The first Creation account (Genesis 1:1–2:4a) is credited to P; the second (Genesis 2:4b–24) to J.