Jewish and Christian Scriptures The Function of 'Canonical' and 'Non-Canonical' Religious Texts

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-29
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark
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This volume examines ancient texts in the Jewish-Christian tradition, especially so-called "non-canonical" texts, by focusing on how they were used or functioned in early societies.

Author Biography

James H. Charlesworth is George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary, USA. Lee M. McDonald is President Emeritus and Professor of New Testament Studies Emeritus of Acadia Divinity School, Nova Scotia and President of The Institute for Biblical Research.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. x
Abbreviationsp. xiii
What's Up Now? Renewal of an Important Investigationp. 1
What Do We Mean by Canon? Ancient and Modern Questionsp. 8
Response: Loren L. Johnsp. 41
The Book of the People from the People of the Book: 1QpHab and Its Scribesp. 46
Response: Andrei A. Orlovp. 60
Citation Formulae as Indices to Canonicity in Early Jewish and Early Christian Literaturep. 62
Response: Lee Martin McDonaldp. 85
Rewriting the Sacred: Some Problems of Textual Authority in Light of the Rewritten Scriptures from Qumranp. 87
Response: Brent A. Strawnp. 104
Jude's Citation of 1 Enochp. 113
Response: Leslie W. Walckp. 129
The Pseudepigrapha and the New Testament: The Case of the Acts of the Apostlesp. 131
Response: Brian D. Rheap. 146
Apocrypha and Liturgy in the Fourth Century: The Case of the "Six Books" Dormition Apocryphonp. 153
Response: George T. Zervosp. 164
The Transfiguration Remembered, Reinterpreted, and Re-enacted in Acts of Peter 20-21p. 173
Response: Henry W. Morisada Rietzp. 197
Selected Bibliography: Canonical Criticism and the Use of Scriptures in Early Judaism and Early Christianityp. 201
Indexesp. 223
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