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Gerrit Wildeboer’s editor (and translator?), George Moore, remarks that this Canon is not merely a history, but a critical examination. Moore notes that the closest comparable work of the day was Frants Buhl’s Canon and Text of the Old Testament (http://books.google.com/books?id=pBFKAAAAMAAJ) and Herbert Edward Ryle’s Canon of the Old Testament (http://books.google.com/books?id=-LU8AAAAYAAJ).
Wildeboer, after stage-setting sections, summarized the historical evidences in these groupings: internal evidence, what was inside the Old Testament itself; Jewish and Greek literature; what is inside the New Testament; Palestinian Jewish sources, the Talmud particularly; and the Christian Church Fathers. After describing the concept of canonicity as presented in Jewish schools, Wildeboer then discussed the canonization, and closing of the canon, to the three general divisions: the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings.
Wildeboer, Gerrit. Canon of the Old Testament: An Historico-Critical Enquiry. Edited by George F. Moore. London: Luzac, 1895. http://books.google.com/ebooks/reader?id=JetJAAAAMAAJ.
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