A Gift of God in Due Season: Essays on Scripture and by Richard D. Weis, David M. Carr

By Richard D. Weis, David M. Carr

This quantity of essays addresses from various vantage issues the relation of scriptures and neighborhood that has been so significant to the canonical severe paintings of James A. Sanders. the 1st a part of the quantity specializes in the formation of the Jewish and Christian canons and texts in them, whereas the second one half seems to be at historic and sleek appropriations of canonical texts. jointly those essays express the a number of power hyperlinks among canonical feedback and ancient, literary, feminist and different ways in modern biblical studies.

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49-)51 (Lk. 51//Mt. 35) does not solve this problem: Therefore also the Wisdom of God said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute, so that this generation may be charged with the blood of all the prophets shed since the foundation of the would, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary' (Lk. 49-51). 60. Swanson, 'The Closing of Holy Scripture', pp. 125-30, 248-50; Barton, Oracles of God, pp. 47, 50.

73 Whereas a case can be made that the flexibility of a bipartite canon may have been particularly utilized by opposition groups (among others), it is much more difficult to establish a similar community-canon connection with regard to the scattered references to a tripartite division of scriptural books. These references, through their very isolation (occurring [with the exception of the Prologue to Ben Sira] only once in a given text and often in literatures otherwise dominated by a bipartite concept of the canon: Lk.

Sank. 1 la. Cf. also b. Yom. 21b and S. 'Ol. R. 30. A similar chronological limit-point for canon is mentioned as an issue in exclusion of Ben Sira in t. Yad. 13. g. 1 Mace. 27) do not indicate any analogous proto-canonical consciousness. Instead, they are isolated early testimony to an idea that prophecy had ceased by the time of the Maccabean revolt. The cessation of prophecy is not more exactly located in 1 Maccabees. Most importantly, 1 Mace. 46 seems to keep open the possibility that prophecy would resume.

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