Exploring the Origins of the Bible (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology): Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective (Google eBook)
Craig A. Evans, Emanuel Tov
Baker Academic, Oct 1, 2008 - Religion - 272 pages
How did the Bible we have come to be? What do biblical scholars mean when they talk about canon, the Septuagint, the Apocrypha, or the Masoretic Text? All this biblical study is interesting, but does it really matter? Leading international scholars explain that it does. This thought-provoking and cutting-edge collection will help you go deeper in your understanding of the biblical writings, how those writings became canonical Scripture, and why canon matters. Beginning with an explanation of the different versions of the Hebrew Bible, scholars in different areas of expertise explore the complexities and issues related to the Old and New Testament canons, why different Jewish and Christian communities have different collections, and the importance of canon to theology.
What people are saying - Write a review
Exploring The Orgins of the Bible
Excellent source of information on the Word of God.
Review: Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology)User Review - Fr. Ted - Goodreads
Some good information especially about the common use of the Septuagint by the New Testament authors. One author in the book claims 94% of the time the NT quotes the Greek OT, not the Hebrew or Aramaic. Read full review
Writings Ostensibly outside the Canon James H Charlesworth
The Emergence of the Tripartite Canon Stephen
The Role of the Septuagint in the Formation of the Biblical Canons R Glenn
Assessing the Possibilities and Problems Craig
Paul and the Process of Canonization Stanley E Porter
Wherein Lies Authority? A Discussion of Books Texts and Translations
What Is at Stake? Jonathan R Wilson