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The Canon of the Bible and the Apocrypha in the Churches of the East
Hovhanessian, Vahan S., editor

New York: Peter Lang, 2012 pp. viii + 113. $64.95

Series Information
Bible in the Christian Orthodox Tradition, 2


Description: The Canon of the Bible and the Apocrypha in the Churches of the East features essays reflecting the latest scholarly research in the field of the canon of the Bible and related apocryphal books, with special attention given to the early Christian literature of Eastern churches. These essays study and examine issues and concepts related to the biblical canon as well as non-canonical books that circulated in the early centuries of Christianity among Christian and non-Christian communities, claiming to be authored by biblical characters, such as the prophets and kings of the Old Testament and the apostles of the New Testament.

Subjects: Bible, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Canonical Criticism


Review by Lee Martin McDonald
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Published 9/24/2013
Citation: Lee Martin McDonald, review of Vahan S. Hovhanessian, ed., The Canon of the Bible and the Apocrypha in the Churches of the East, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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