Exploring the Origins of the Bible (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology): Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective

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Craig A. Evans, Emanuel Tov
Baker Academic, Oct 1, 2008 - Religion - 272 pages
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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.

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Exploring The Orgins of the Bible
Excellent source of information on the Word of God.

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List of Contributors Abbreviations
Introduction Craig A Evans
The Septuagint as a Source for the Literary Analysis of Hebrew Scripture Emanuel
Writings Ostensibly outside the Canon James H Charlesworth
The Emergence of the Tripartite Canon Stephen G Dempster
The Role of the Septuagint in the Formation of the Biblical Canons R Glenn Wooden
Assessing the Possibilities and Problems Craig A Evans
Paul and the Process of Canonization Stanley E Porter
Wherein Lies Authority? A Discussion of Books Texts and Translations Lee Martin
What Is at Stake? Jonathan R Wilson

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Craig A. Evans (PhD, Claremont Graduate University) is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and is the author of more than thirty books. Emanuel Tov (PhD, Hebrew University) is J. L. Magnes Professor of Bible at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and editor-in-chief of the Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project. He was awarded the Israel Prize 2009 for his research in the Bible.

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