- Publisher: T&T Clark (January 26, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0567669335
- ISBN-13: 978-0567669339
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The Formation of the Biblical Canon: 2 volumes
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A work of immense scholarship yet made very readable across its mighty two volumes. * Reference Reviews * Lee McDonald's work on the canon is the culmination of a lifetime's work. It is simply the most comprehensive and thorough treatment of the subject available. It should be a basic reference work. * John J. Collins, Yale University, USA * Lee McDonald continues to amaze us with his wisdom, wide experience and knowledge on the formation, nature, and content of the biblical canon. this enriched edition is an absolute must for all those interested in all the literatures and religions covered by this book. * Emanuel Tov, Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project, Israel * The question of canon is both interesting and crucial. What was the process that led to the recognition of the sacred collection of Scripture as we now know it? Lee McDonald has devoted much of his distinguished career to the question of the canon of the Old and the New testaments. In The Formation of the Biblical Canon McDonald shares his considerable knowledge as he presents the evidence that we have from antiquity and then carefully assesses its significance. It goes without saying that his work is must-reading for anyone who is interested in the question of canon. * Tremper Longman III, Westmont College, USA * McDonald provides the most thorough account of the formation of the Biblical canon currently available. He considers the texts not only from the perspective of formal discussions and manuscript evidence of "canon" but, even more importantly, from the perspective of their functioning as "scripture" across a broad spectrum of religious communities prior, and prerequisite to, such discussions. He considers as well the historical developments that contributed to the delineation of "canon" as opposed to the fluid collection of "scripture." The present two-volume work is the culmination of a career-long fascination with, and investigation into, the question of how the collections of both testaments came about it; it is nothing less than a landmark contribution. * David A. deSilva, Ashland Theological Seminary, USA * In what is arguably the definitive treatment of the formation and character of the biblical canon today, Lee McDonald offers us an exhaustive and insightful gift! In its revised and expanded form, this two-volume text presents a detailed treatment of how the texts of the Old and New Testaments were gathered over many centuries and diverse contexts, elucidating their meaning and guiding their interpretation as authoritative texts. * Paul N. Anderson, George Fox University, USA *
About the Author
Lee Martin McDonald was Professor of New Testament Studies and President of Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia, Canada. His many publications on Canon and Canonicity include The Origin of the Bible (T&T Clark, 2011).