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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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Canon in the Gospels and Pauline Letters

Canon in the Gospels and Pauline Letters

(p.156) 9 Canon in the Gospels and Pauline Letters
The Formation of the Jewish Canon

Timothy H. Lim

Yale University Press

We can say that the Christian gospel was seen to complement the authoritative scriptures of ancient Judaism. The idea of fulfillment permeates the New Testament writers' way of relating the significance of Jesus' life and death to the words of Jewish scriptures. This fulfillment was shown variously as the foretelling of ancient prophecy; the accomplishment of something that has been predicted; or the reader's discovery of the true meaning of an ancient oracle. This chapter looks at the difficulty of ascertaining what these authoritative scriptures were. The authors of the New Testament took for granted what they regarded as authoritative scriptures. Another difficulty surrounds the contentious task of extracting historical information from literary texts.

Keywords:   Christian gospel, ancient Judaism, New Testament writers, Jewish scriptures, literary texts

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