How was the canon formed?

Show simple item record Lim, Timothy H. 2023-03-31T11:14:10Z 2023-03-31T11:14:10Z 2022-06
dc.description.abstract The Hebrew Bible or Old Testament did not drop down from heaven, as is sometimes believed. It is widely agreed that the canon is the construct of faith communities. But what was the process that led to the formation of the canon? This article discusses what we know about the formation of the canon, addressing assumptions that different readers might have about what constitutes ‘the Bible’. It will show that the Jewish Tanak and Protestant Old Testament have the same collection of books and it is the canon of Pharisaic-Rabbinic Judaism. It was not, and is not, the canon of other faith communities that considered different lists of books as authoritative. en_US
dc.description.department Old Testament Studies en_US
dc.description.librarian hj2023 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Lim, T. H. (2022). How was the Canon Formed? The Expository Times, 133(9), 357–369. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0014-5246 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1745-5308 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/00145246221088365
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sage en_US
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2022. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License ( en_US
dc.subject Hebrew Bible en_US
dc.subject Old Testament en_US
dc.subject Canon en_US
dc.subject Authoritative texts en_US
dc.subject Dead Sea scrolls en_US
dc.title How was the canon formed? en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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