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The Formation of the Jewish Canon$
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Timothy H. Lim

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300164343

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300164343.001.0001

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The Formation of the Jewish Canon

The Formation of the Jewish Canon

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The Formation of the Jewish Canon
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Timothy H. Lim

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300164343.003.0010

The formation of the Jewish canon is not easily explained. This chapter selects important texts and issues to discuss and provides a focused textual and scholarly engagement on the issues. It closes in on three broad areas: the emergence of the canon; the various conceptions of authoritative scriptures; and authority and canon. Finally, the chapter offers some concluding thoughts.

Keywords:   Jewish canon, ancient Judaism, emergence, authoritative scriptures, scrolls

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