Jewish Canon (=HB)
1. set by the ancient rabbis-they were the leaders of the community
after the destruction in Palestine ca 100 CE
there are 24/39 books in it…if you treat books of Samuel, kings, 12
minor prophets, etc as a single book you will have 24 but if you divide them
all in 2 then you will have 39. We will use 39 books in the Jewish canon
3. they are organized in 3 major sections:
a) Torah (law or Pentateuch) first 5 books???
former (jushua, judges, Samuel(I,II),Kings(I,II))
latter (Isaiah, jeremiah,Ezekiel,bok of the
c) writings (psalms, job, proverbs, ruth, songs of songs,
ecclesiastes, lamentations, esther, Daniel, ezra/Nehemiah, chronicles(I,II))
^^^why did rabbis choose there books and not others???
-we aren’t sure but an intelligent answer would be principles: #1. books
in the canon should be written in Hebrew, not greek or latin because the
rabbis belived that Hebrew is god’s language. #2. Books in bible should be