Jewish And Christian Scriptures

Overview

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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780567618702
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/27/2010
  • Series: Jewish and Christian Text Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James H. Charlesworth is George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary and director of the seminary’s Dead Sea Scrolls Project. He is the author of The Beloved Disciple (Trinity) and co-editor of the Trinity Press Faith and Scholarship Colloquies (FSC) Series.

Lee M. McDonald is President Emeritus and Professor of New Testament Studies Emeritus of Acadia Divinity School, Nova Scotia and Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves as Scholar in Residence for the American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles and the American Baptist Congregations of the Southwest and Hawaii.

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Table of Contents

Preface James H. Charlesworth Lee Martin McDonald x

Abbreviations xiii

What's Up Now? Renewal of an Important Investigation James A. Sanders 1

1 What Do We Mean by Canon? Ancient and Modern Questions Lee Martin McDonald 8

Response: Loren L. Johns 41

2 The Book of the People from the People of the Book: 1QpHab and Its Scribes James Hamilton Charlesworth 46

Response: Andrei A. Orlov 60

3 Citation Formulae as Indices to Canonicity in Early Jewish and Early Christian Literature Kenneth M. Penner 62

Response: Lee Martin McDonald 85

4 Rewriting the Sacred: Some Problems of Textual Authority in Light of the Rewritten Scriptures from Qumran Casey D. Elledge 87

Response: Brent A. Strawn 104

5 Jude's Citation of 1 Enoch Jeremy Hultin 113

Response: Leslie W. Walck 129

6 The Pseudepigrapha and the New Testament: The Case of the Acts of the Apostles Craig A. Evans 131

Response: Brian D. Rhea 146

7 Apocrypha and Liturgy in the Fourth Century: The Case of the "Six Books" Dormition Apocryphon Stephen J. Shoemaker 153

Response: George T. Zervos 164

8 The Transfiguration Remembered, Reinterpreted, and Re-enacted in Acts of Peter 20-21 Simon S. Lee 173

Response: Henry W. Morisada Rietz 197

Selected Bibliography: Canonical Criticism and the Use of Scriptures in Early Judaism and Early Christianity 201

Indexes 223

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