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Bibil Identifier bibil:204158
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Catholic Epistles as a Canonical Janus
Title (English, ) A New Testament Glimpse into Old and New Testament Canon Formation
Author Davids, Peter H.
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 19, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 403-416 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Catholic Epistles look back at the forming "Old Testament" canon, showing not only the use of all segments of the Tanakh but also a preference for the Septuagint, the reading of all Tanakh passages through Second Temple literature, and a wider body of authoritative literature than the Tanakh. They look forward as part of the process of New Testament canon formation in their own use of the Jesus tradition and references to Paul (although references to Pauline literature outside 2 Peter are disputed) and in their own history of canonization in that only one had a smooth acceptance while the others were all ignored or disputed. They were finally accepted as part of a group of seven books, which is the basis of David Nienhuis's novel theory about the creation of lames, which may have been viewed as a collection of the three "pillars."
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Canon : History
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Catholic Epistles
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