Although D is generally regarded as older than H, it has often been
observed that H also seems to have affected D. While this impact of
H on D usually has been explained as a late redaction of D, it is argued
in this paper by a few examples based on my dissertation that
the impact of H on D rather should be seen as an impact on an early
stage of the redaction of D. This short paper, which was first presented
at the IOSOT Conference in Stellenbosch, is expanded by a
postscript with a brief response to some points of the discussion.