According to what scholars call the Documentary Hypothesis, the Pentateuch consists of at least four discrete textual strands that have been woven together to make one continuous narrative: J or the Yahwist (in German Jahwist) 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.