Daily Gleanings: Scriptures (12 November 2019)

Forthcoming from Westminster John Knox in fall 2020 is Ancient Jewish and Christian Scriptures, co-authored by John Collins, Craig Evans, and Lee Martin McDonald.

Apparently, as of this writing, this release date is too far out even for WJK to have the volume on their website (!).

According to WJK’s most recent print catalog, however:

Ancient Jewish and Christian Scriptures examines the writings included in and excluded from the Jewish and Christian canons of scripture and explores the social settings in which some of this literature was viewed as authoritative and some was viewed as either uninspired or heretical, and how those noncanonical writings demonstrate the historical, literary, and religious aspects of the culture that gave rise to the writings. John J. Collins, Craig A. Evans, and Lee Martin McDonald also show how literature excluded form the Jewish and Christian canons of scripture remains valuable today for understanding the questions and conflicts that early Jewish and Christian faith communities faced. Through this discussion contemporary readers acquire a broader understanding of biblical scripture and of Jewish and Christian faith inspired by scripture. (p. 14)

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