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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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Modern and Ancient Views of the Canon

Modern and Ancient Views of the Canon

(p.1) 1 Modern and Ancient Views of the Canon
The Formation of the Jewish Canon

Timothy H. Lim

Yale University Press

The notion of canon is contentious. This chapter looks at the canon and how it is championed by some and denounced by others. The very idea of a canon polarizes opinion in a way that few other concepts do. When did the canon of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament close? What process led to its formation? Did all ancient Jews hold a single canon, or did each group have its own canon? The chapter describes the history of the canon with the aim of shedding light on its origins and providing a historical perspective to discussions of canon.

Keywords:   canon, Hebrew Bible, Old Testament, Jews, historical perspective

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