Religion Study guide

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Religion Study guide Canons Definitions - Scripture: those writings that function authoritatively for the faith and practice of a religious group but lack a formal and fixed number and collection. - Canon: a definitive official fixed list of those scriptural texts. - Hebrew Bible o Jewish Bible o The texts written in Hebrew that are accepted as the canon for Judaism. o Three parts: Torah- Nevi’im Kethubim o TANAK: another name for the Hebrew Bible. An acronym based on the three parts (TaNaK) - Septuagint (LXX) 70 o Ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible o Originated in Alexandria Egypt beginning in the third century BCE and completed in the second century BCE. o Primary form of scripture used by Jews living outside Palestine, and it was the received scripture of early Christianity. o Includes 20 additional works than the Hebrew Bible. The additional books are referred to as the Apocrypha or the deuterocanonical books depending on their canonical status by various Christian groups. Roman Cathloic Greek Orthodox - Old Testament o A Christian designation for the first major divison of the Christian Canon. o Fallows the order of the LXX. o The OT for some Christian traditions include the apocrypha which they designate as deutercanonical - New Testament o A Christian designation for the 2
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