The origins of the canon of the Hebrew Bible [electronic resource] : an analysis of Josephus and 4 Ezra / by Juan Carlos Ossandón Widow
- Ossandón Widow, Juan Carlos
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 
- Physical Description:
- x, 274 pages ; 25 cm.
- Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism, 1384-2161 ; volume 186
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- "In The Origins of the Canon of the Hebrew Bible: An Analysis of Josephus and 4 Ezra, Juan Carlos Ossandón Widow examines the thorny question of when, how, and why the collection of twenty-four books that today is known as the Hebrew Bible was formed. He carefully studies the two earliest testimonies in this regard--Josephus' Against Apion and 4 Ezra--and proposes that, along with the tendency to idealize the past, which leads to consider that divine revelation to Israel has ceased, an important reason to specify a collection of Scriptures at the end of the first century CE consisted in the need to defend the received tradition to counter those that accepted more books"--
- 9789004381605 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-257) and index.
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