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The formation of the Jewish canon

Author: Timothy H Lim
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Series: Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls provides unprecedented insight into the nature of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament before its fixation. Timothy Lim here presents a complete account of the formation of the canon in ancient Judaism from the emergence of the Torah in the Persian period to the final acceptance of the list of twenty-two/twenty-four books in the Rabbinic period.
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Lim, Timothy H.
Formation of the Jewish canon
(DLC) 2013014159
(OCoLC)840803729
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy H Lim
ISBN: 9780300164954 0300164955 1299975585 9781299975583
OCLC Number: 860904256
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Modern and ancient views of the canon --
The emergence of the canon reconsidered --
The earliest canonical lists and notices --
The Torah in the Persian and early Hellenistic periods --
The letter of Aristeas and its early interpreters --
The wisdom of Jesus ben Sira and 2 Maccabees --
The Dead Sea scrolls and authoritative scriptures --
The holy books of the Essenes and Therapeutae --
Canon in the Gospels and Pauline letters --
The formation of the Jewish canon --
Appendix 1: Some modern canons --
Appendix 2: Early canonical lists --
Appendix 3: Bryennios and Epiphanius lists --
Appendix 4: Extra-canonical Jewish writings and the Pauline letters --
Appendix 5: Scriptural references in Sirach 44:50.
Series Title: Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
Responsibility: Timothy H. Lim.

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Examining the literary sources and historical circumstances that led to the emergence of authoritative scriptures in ancient Judaism, the author proposes a theory of the majority canon that posits  Read more...

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