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Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective (Craig A Evans Emanuel Tov (eds)) Paperback Book, (Baker Academic, 2008) 9780801032424
Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective (Craig A Evans Emanuel Tov (eds)) Paperback Book, (Baker Academic, 2008) 9780801032424
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Title: Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective

Author: Evans, Craig A Emanuel Tov (eds)

Publisher: Baker Academic; Publication Date: 2008

Paperback; ISBN: 9780801032424

Volumes: 1; Pages: 272

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For those who want to go deeper in their understanding of the canon of Scripture, leading international scholars provide cutting-edge perspectives on various facets of the biblical writings, how those writings became canonical Scripture, and why canon matters. Craig Evans begins by helping those new to the field understand the different versions of the Hebrew Bible (Masoretic Text, Septuagint, Targum, Vulgate, etc.) as well as the books of the Apocrypha and the Pseudepigrapha. Later essays also help beginners by explaining "canon" and the development of canons in various Jewish and Christian communities, the much-debated tripartite canon of the Hebrew Scriptures, and questions of authority. But the book also includes insightful explorations and perspectives to challenge more advanced readers, starting with Septuagint and Dead Sea Scrolls expert Emanuel Tov delving into the complexities of biblical writing and moving into a critical investigation of the usefulness of extracanonical Gospels for historical Jesus research and an exploration of the relationship of Paul to the canonization process. The result is a thought-provoking book that concludes with discussion of an issue at the fore today--the theological implications of canon.Table of ContentsPreface 7List of Contributors 9Abbreviations 11Introduction Craig A. Evans Evans, Craig A. 151 The Septuagint as a Source for the Literary Analysis of Hebrew Scripture Emanuel Tov Tov, Emanuel 312 Writings Ostensibly outside the Canon James H. Charlesworth Charlesworth, James H. 573 Torah, Torah, Torah: The Emergence of the Tripartite Canon Stephen G. Dempster Dempster, Stephen G. 874 The Role of "the Septuagint" in the Formation of the Biblical Canons R. Glenn Wooden Wooden, R. Glenn 1295 The Apocryphal Jesus: Assessing the Possibilities and Problems Craig A. Evans Evans, Craig A. 1476 Paul and the Process of Canonization Stanley E. Porter Porter, Stanley E. 1737 Wherein Lies Authority? A Discussion of Books, Texts, and Translations Lee Martin McDonald McDonald, Lee Martin 2038 Canon and Theology: What Is at Stake? Jonathan R. Wilson Wilson, Jonathan R. 241Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writings 255Index of Subjects and Names 265
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