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The Biblical Canon

The Biblical Canon

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The Biblical Canon

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  1. The Biblical Canon History and Theology

  2. Knt Traditional views • Ezra as conclusion • Jamnia/Javneh (ca. 90 CE) as certification • Three-part canonization • Torah with Ezra • Prophets before turn of eras • Writings completed by Jamnia

  3. Knt An alternative view • Canonization of Torah by usage • Standardization as result of post-exilic settlement • Usage of additional books • Addition of these books as “Prophets” • Decisions of canon limits • Division of Prophets into Prophets and Writings

  4. The Christian Old Testament • In the New Testament and Apostolic Fathers • The Impact of Marcion • Evidence of Manuscripts • Canon Lists • Conciliar decisions

  5. Theological Issues • Unity and Diversity • Relationship of two Testaments • Authority of Scripture • Meaning of authority for Christians • Uses of Scripture