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Scripture in Its Historical Contexts: Volume I: Text, Canon, and Qumran
Sanders, James A.
Evans, Craig A., editor

TŁbingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018 pp. xix + 548. $188.00

Series Information
Forschungen zum Alten Testament, 118

Description: In this important collection of essays James A. Sanders offers his most significant work on the text and canon of the Hebrew Bible, along with his seminal studies of the Qumran Scrolls. He has been at the forefront of the study of canon formation, history of interpretation, and textual criticism, with specialty in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the use of the Old Testament in the New. These studies document the variety of textual traditions, as well as the diversity and unsettled, incipient state of the collection of sacred literature that was regarded as authoritative or canonical in the late Second Temple period. They laid the foundation on which today's scholarly discussion is focused.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Literary Approaches, Dead Sea Scrolls

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Review by Sidnie White Crawford
Published 6/18/2020
Citation: Sidnie White Crawford, review of James A. Sanders; Craig A. Evans, ed., Scripture in Its Historical Contexts: Volume I: Text, Canon, and Qumran, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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