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Jewish and Christian Scriptures : the Function of 'Canonical' and 'Non-Canonical' Religious Texts.

Author: James H Charlesworth; Lee Martin McDonald
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2010.
Series: Jewish and Christian Text.
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Over the past four decades, many scholars have focused on the expanding collection of alleged ""extra-canonical"" documents that were deemed inspired by God in numerous early Jewish and Christian groups. Eventually, these texts ceased to have an authoritative role in Judaism and Christianity and were branded ""extra-canonical."" Now, these documents, once considered sacred, are recognized as fundamental in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Charlesworth, James H.
Jewish and Christian Scriptures : The Function of 'Canonical' and 'Non-Canonical' Religious Texts.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James H Charlesworth; Lee Martin McDonald
ISBN: 9780567372581 0567372588
OCLC Number: 1053905671
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages).
Contents: Table Of Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; What's Up Now? Renewal of an Important Investigation; 1. What Do We Mean by Canon? Ancient and Modern Questions; Response; 2. The Book of the People from the People of the Book: 1QpHab and Its Scribes; Response; 3. Citation Formulae as Indices to Canonicity in Early Jewish and Early Christian Literature; Response; 4. Rewriting the Sacred: Some Problems of Textual Authority in Light of the Rewritten Scriptures from Qumran; Response; 5. Jude's Citation of 1 Enoch; Response. 6. The Pseudepigrapha and the New Testament: The Case of the Acts of the ApostlesResponse; 7. Apocrypha and Liturgy in the Fourth Century: The Case of the "Six Books" Dormition Apocryphon; Response; 8. The Transfiguration Remembered, Reinterpreted, and Re-enacted in Acts of Peter 20-21; Response; Selected Bibliography: Canonical Criticism and the Use of Scriptures in Early Judaism and Early Christianity; Indexes; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z.
Series Title: Jewish and Christian Text.

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Over the past four decades, many scholars have focused on the expanding collection of alleged ""extra-canonical"" documents that were deemed inspired by God in numerous early Jewish and Christian groups. Eventually, these texts ceased to have an authoritative role in Judaism and Christianity and were branded ""extra-canonical."" Now, these documents, once considered sacred, are recognized as fundamental in understanding antiquity, and the development of the canon. Many scholars are now according an authority to some of these texts This volume draws attention to these ancient religious.

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