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Gallagher, Edmon L.
Hebrew Scripture in Patristic Biblical Theory. Canon, Language, Text.
Leiden/Boston: Brill 2012. IX, 266 S. 23,4 x 15,5 cm = Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, 114. Geb. EUR 123,00. ISBN 978-90-04-22633-3.
James Carleton Paget
In this book, Edmon L. Gallagher attempts to show how the Bible in Hebrew played a part in Christian understandings of the interrelated issues of the canon, language and text of the Bible.
After an introductory chapter in which he sets out his thesis in its different component parts, in chapter 2 he looks again at the much-discussed question of the canon of the Tanak and Christian Old Testament. G. argues that at a relatively early stage 22 books were agreed upon as a canon for the Jewish community, and that a number of criteria were used in determining this, including that of date (the book should have been written by the time of Artaxerxes or Ezra or Malachi) and the related view that the book should have been written in the period in which prophecy was said to be possible. ...
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