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Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective
Evans, Craig A. and Emanuel Tov, editors

Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008 pp. 272. $22.99

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Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology


Description: 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.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Canonical Criticism

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Review by Everett Ferguson
Published 4/4/2009
Citation: Everett Ferguson, review of Craig A. Evans and Emanuel Tov, eds., Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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