Christian Canon Notes

Christian Canon Notes - Ingrid Shih REL 1310-31 26 August...

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Ingrid Shih REL 1310-31 26 August 2010 The Development of the Christian Canon Definitions : Canon- reed, measuring device, presumes scriptures Scripture- authoritative writings, can have scriptures without a canon Canonization- in Catholic tradition: the process of becoming a saint Marking a person as special or holy The singling out of writings as authoritative for the faith and practice of a believing community The Canonization of the Christian Scripture—The Story of the Old Testament (OT) “Christianity was born with a Bible in its Cradle—the Jewish Scriptures” The Tanak aka Old Testaments—The Three Canons Jewish (Tanak); Catholic/Eastern Orthodox; Protestant Jewish Canon (Tanak) is made up of 24 books with 3 divisions Torah (teaching) , Nevi’im (prophets) and Kethuvim (Writings) Catholic Old Testament Jerome’s Vulgate (Latin translation) follows Alexandrian Jews who made Greek translation and rearranged the order (Septuagint) and some books were added. 46 books 4 divisions: Pentateuch (book of Moses), Historical Books, Wisdom and Poetry, Prophets (Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Isaiah…)
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2011 for the course REL 1310 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Fall '08 term at Baylor.

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Christian Canon Notes - Ingrid Shih REL 1310-31 26 August...

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