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Bibil Identifier bibil:224540
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Vitality of Scripture Within and Beyond the "Canon"
Author Najman, Hindy
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 43, Issue: 4-5)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 497-518 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Challenging divisions between canonical and marginal texts, this essay critically evaluates the borrowing of the term “canon“ from an Athanasian context and offers alternatives for thinking about the formation of scriptural authority in ancient Judaism. This essay focuses on the vitality of scripture as a corrective to scholarship which emphasizes canon, library, and prophetic cessation. To understand the authority of scripture is to understand scripture's vitality in Ancient Judaism and, if the term “canon“ is used, it should be used in a way that reflects this vitality.
DOI 10.1163/15700631-12341237
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Canon
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Athanasius
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