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The canon debate

Author: Lee Martin McDonald; James A Sanders
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, 2019. ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What does it mean to speak of a 'canon' of scripture? How, when, and where did the canon of the Hebrew Bible come into existence? Why does it have three divisions? What canon was in use among the Jews of the Hellenistic diaspora? At Qumran? In Roman Palestine? Among the rabbis? What Bible did Jesus and his disciples know and use? How was the New Testament canon formed and closed? What role was played by Marcion? By  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Martin McDonald; James A Sanders
ISBN: 1540962296 9781540962294
OCLC Number: 1090386183
Description: x, 662 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Lee Martin McDonald, James A. Sanders --
The notion and definition of canon / Eugene Ulrich --
The Jewish scriptural canon in cultural perspective / Philip R. Davies --
The formation of the Hebrew Bible canon : Isaiah as a test case / Joseph Blenkinsopp --
The Septuagint : the Bible of Hellenistic Judaism / Albert C. Sundberg Jr. --
Questions of canon viewed through the Dead Sea Scrolls / James C. VanderKam --
Josephus and his twenty-two book canon / Steve Mason --
Origins of a tripartite Old Testament canon / Julio C. Trebolle Barrera --
Jamnia revisited / Jack P. Lewis --
The rabbis' Bible : the canon of the Hebrew Bible and the early rabbinic guild / Jack N. Lightstone --
The Scriptures of Jesus and his earliest followers / Craig A. Evans --
The Old Testament apocrypha in the early church and today / Daniel J. Harrington --
The pseudepigrapha in the early church / William Adler --
The codex and canon consciousness / Robert A. Kraft --
The status of the Masoretic Text in modern text editions of the Hebrew Bible : the relevance of canon / Emanuel Tov --
The issue of closure in the canonical process / James A. Sanders --
The New Testament canon : recent research and the status quaestionis / Harry Y. Gamble --
Factors leading to the selection and closure of the New Testament canon : a survey of some recent studies / Everett Ferguson --
Reflections on Jesus and the New Testament canon / William R. Farmer --
Marcion revisited / John Barton --
Gnosticism and the Christian Bible / Pheme Perkins --
Evidence for an early Christian canon (second and third century) / Peter Balla --
The New Testament canon of Eusebius / Everett R. Kalin --
The Muratorian Fragment and the origins of the New Testament canon / Geoffrey Mark Hahneman --
Identifying Scripture and canon in the early church : the criteria question / Lee Martin McDonald --
The problem of pseudonymity in biblical literature and its implications for canon formation / Kent D. Clarke --
The Greek New Testament as a codex / Daryl D. Schmidt --
Issues in the interrelation of New Testament textual criticism and canon / Eldon Jay Epp --
The canonical structure of Gospel and apostle / François Bovon --
The significance of a canonical perspective of the church's scripture / Robert W. Wall --
The once and future New Testament / Robert W. Funk --
Has the canon a continuing function? / James D.G. Dunn --
Appendixes. A: Primary sources for the study of the Old Testament and Hebrew Bible / Lee M. McDonald --
B: Primary sources for the study of the New Testament canon / Lee M. McDonald --
C: Lists and catalogues of ancient Scripture collections / Lee M. McDonald --
D: Current canons of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament / Lee M. McDonald.
Responsibility: Lee Martin McDonald and James A. Sanders, editors.

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An international roster of outstanding experts on early Judaism and early Christianity present the history of discussion on the canon and assess the current status.  Read more...

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