I'm interested to know where I might find out more about Jewish commentators on the story of the Creation, Fall and Expulsion from Eden as described in Genesis.
Is there a Jewish equivalent to the hexameral commentaries of the Church Fathers, which predates or runs alongside their output?
The hexameral commentaries are commentaries on the account of creation over six days, as found in Genesis, often structured in six parts, in a tradition which is said to go back to Philo Judaeus, proved popular in the Renaissance and influenced Milton's Paradise Lost.
Duncan refers to 'most modern biblical scholars' (I suspect he is referring to Christian scholarship) when he writes that they agree '...that the story of the life of innocence in the garden (it would not be known as paradise for many centuries) was combined with other material by Yahwist writers about the ninth century B.C. They distinguish between this narrative in Genesis 2 and 3 and the Priestly Code of Genesis 1, written about the sixth century B.C.'
Where might I find out more information about Jewish work on the subject?
FURTHER UPDATE in response to comments and requests for clarification.
My questions relate to two distinct topics:
1 - Jewish commentaries on Genesis
On the Wikipedia page on hexameral literature cited above, the text reads, 'Based on this framework, Christian and Jewish authors have written treatises that cover a wide variety of topics, including cosmology, science, theology, theological anthropology, and God's nature.'
Apart from Philo, the examples given on the page are sourced uniquely from the Christian tradition. What other Jewish works might the author(s) be referring to here? (The Genesis Rabbah was a good example, although it postdates Philo's work, at least in its written form. The pseudepigrapha was another).
2 - Structure of Genesis
Some of the views within Jewish scholarship, of the 'documentary hypothesis' or 'Graf-Wellhausen hypothesis' which puts forward the theory that the Torah, in its current written form, is a composite created from several sources are cited here. How comprehensive or reliable can this list be taken as? Has there been any further work on this aspect of the Torah?
(The references to the Targumim would seem to be related, yet they are considered separately from the Torah, so I'm excluding these for the time being).