The Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets

$25.99

Format: Paperback

Vendor: Baker Academic

Publication Date: October 01, 2009


ISBN: 0801038839

ISBN-13: 9780801038839

Number of Pages: 144

Series: Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology

Weight: 0.46 lb

Dimensions: 8.5 × 5.5 (inches)

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Just below the surface of any Christian view of the Bible is the knotty issue of the biblical canon. How and when was it decided which books would make up the Bible? What makes a book canonical? In this volume, respected Old Testament scholar Christopher Seitz helps readers understand how the Old Testament fits into the canon\'s development. Brief and readable yet substantive, this volume challenges current understandings of the formation of the Christian canon, utilizing the latest research on the biblical prophets. Seitz reveals canonical connections woven into the fabric of the Prophetic Books and argues that the Law and the Prophets cohere and give shape to the subsequent Christian canon.

Author Info

Christopher R. Seitz (PhD, Yale University) is professor of biblical interpretation at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario. He previously taught at the University of St. Andrews and Yale University. He is the author or editor of twelve books, including Figured Out, Prophecy and Hermeneutics, and commentaries on Isaiah 1-39 and 40-66.

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