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The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity Texts and Analysis : Texts and Analysis - Edmon L. Gallagher

The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity Texts and Analysis

Texts and Analysis

Paperback Published: 2nd July 2019
ISBN: 9780198838890
Number Of Pages: 352

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The Bible took shape over the course of centuries, and today Christian groups continue to disagree over details of its contents. The differences among these groups typically involve the Old Testament, as they mostly accept the same 27-book New Testament. An essential avenue for understanding the development of the Bible are the many early lists of canonical books drawn up by Christians and, occasionally, Jews. Despite the importance of these early lists of books, they have remained relatively inaccessible. This comprehensive volume redresses this unfortunate situation by presenting the early Christian canon lists all together in a single volume. The canon lists, in most cases, unambiguously report what the compilers of the lists considered to belong to the biblical canon. For this reason they bear an undeniable importance in the history of the Bible.

The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity provides an accessible presentation of these early canon lists. With a focus on the first four centuries, the volume supplies the full text of the canon lists in English translation alongside the original text, usually Greek or Latin, occasionally Hebrew or Syriac. Edmon L. Gallagher and John D. Meade orient readers to each list with brief introductions and helpful notes, and they point readers to the most significant scholarly discussions. The book begins with a substantial overview of the history of the biblical canon, and an entire chapter is devoted to the evidence of biblical manuscripts from the first millennium. This authoritative work is an indispensable guide for students and scholars of biblical studies and church history.

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This is a reference text I envisage consulting frequently. * David Jongkind, Journal for the Study of The New Testament *

Introduction 1: The Development of the Christian Biblical Canon: A Survey of the Early Period 2: Jewish Lists Josephus Babylonian Talmud 3: Greek Christian Lists Bryennios List Melito of Sardis Origen of Alexandria Eusebius of Caesarea Cyril of Jerusalem Athanasius of Alexandria Synod of Laodicea Apostolic Canons Gregory of Nazianzus Amphilochius of Iconium Epiphanius of Salamis 4: Latin Christian Lists Muratorian Fragment Mommsen Catalogue Hilary of Poitiers Jerome of Stridon Rufinus of Aquileia Breviarium Hipponense Augustine of Hippo Codex Claromantanus Pope Innocent I 5: Syriac Christian List St. Catherine's Monastery Syriac List 6: Selected Greek, Syriac, Latin, and Hebrew Manuscripts Appendix: Antilegomena and the More Prominent Apocrypha. Bibliography

ISBN: 9780198838890
ISBN-10: 0198838891
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 2nd July 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56

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