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The origin of the bible : a guide for the perplexed

Author: Lee Martin McDonald
Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark International, ©2011.
Series: Guides for the perplexed.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Just how did the Jewish and Christian Bibles come together? Why were some ancient texts excluded? Or included and later rejected? What were the criteria? This volume deals with a significant issue in  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Martin McDonald
ISBN: 0567139328 9780567139320 0567178021 9780567178022
OCLC Number: 610157572
Description: vii, 257 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction and preliminary observations --
An overview of the story --
The emergence of an Old Testament canon --
The completion of the Old Testament canon --
The emergence of Christian scriptures --
The influence of "heresy" and "orthodoxy" and canon formation --
Fixing the New Testament canon --
Final comment.
Series Title: Guides for the perplexed.
Responsibility: Lee Martin McDonald.
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