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StevenShelby | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Oct 13 2020 7:49 PM

I have 2595 books in my Library. I am trying to find the books that deal with how we got the Bible. I have tried several things but it is not working.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 14 2020 4:38 PM

StevenShelby:

I have tried several things but it is not working.

What did you try?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 14 2020 4:50 PM

It depends on your library ... I'd start with "canon NEAR formation" (without the quotes)

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 14 2020 5:15 PM

If you're looking for whole books that deal with that subject and you're talking about using the "Find resources" box in the Library (as opposed to the Search tab across the contents of your library resources), then try this:

subject:"bible--canon"

That does leave out some of the ones I have in my library that are about how we got the Bible (some of them have subject "Bible--History" but that subject also picks up tons of other books that are not what you want).

I suggest you create a tag of your own to tag the books you find in your library that are about how the Bible canon was formed and then you can make a collection of them using mytag:Canon for example.

Here are the books I have in my collection on the formation of the biblical canon. See if you have any of these ones in your library and tag them and/or put them in a collection.

The Biblical Canon: Its Origin, Transmission, and Authority

McDonald, Lee Martin. The Biblical Canon: Its Origin, Transmission, and Authority. Grand Rapids, MI: Hendrickson Publishers, 2011.

The Canon of Scripture

Bruce, F. F. The Canon of Scripture. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1988.

The Canon of the New Testament: How and When Formed

Warfield, Benjamin B. The Canon of the New Testament: How and When Formed. Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1892.

Christian History Magazine—Issue 43: How We Got Our Bible, Canon to King James

Christian History Magazine-Issue 43: How We Got Our Bible, Canon to King James. Carol Stream, IL: Christianity Today, 1994.

Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective

Evans, Craig A., Emanuel Tov, and Lee Martin McDonald, eds. Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective. Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008.

The Formation and Significance of the Christian Biblical Canon: A Study in Text, Ritual and Interpretation

Bokedal, Tomas. The Formation and Significance of the Christian Biblical Canon: A Study in Text, Ritual and Interpretation. London; New Delhi; New York; Sydney: Bloomsbury, 2014.

The Formation of the Jewish Canon

Lim, Timothy H. The Formation of the Jewish Canon. Edited by John J. Collins. The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2013.

From God to Us: How We Got Our Bible

Geisler, Norman L., and William E. Nix. From God to Us: How We Got Our Bible. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1974.

A General View of the History of the English Bible

Westcott, Brooke Foss. A General View of the History of the English Bible. London: Macmillan and Co., 1905.

A High View of Scripture?: The Authority of the Bible and the Formation of the New Testament Canon

Allert, Craig D. A High View of Scripture?: The Authority of the Bible and the Formation of the New Testament Canon. Edited by D. H. Williams. Evangelical Ressourcement. Grand Rapids, MI: BakerAcademic, 2007.

How the Bible was Built

Smith, Charles Merrill, and James W. Bennett. How the Bible Was Built. Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005.

How We Got the Bible

Lightfoot, Neil R. How We Got the Bible. Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2003.

Introduction to the Old Testament: From Its Origins to the Closing of the Alexandrian Canon

Soggin, J. Alberto. Introduction to the Old Testament: From Its Origins to the Closing of the Alexandrian Canon. Edited by Peter Ackroyd, James Barr, Bernhard W. Anderson, and James L. Mays. Translated by John Bowden. Third Edition. The Old Testament Library. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1989.

Know How We Got Our Bible

Reeves, Ryan Matthew, and Charles E. Hill. Know How We Got Our Bible. Edited by Justin S. Holcomb. Know Series. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2018.

The Making of the New Testament: Origin, Collection, Text & Canon, 2nd ed.

Patzia, Arthur G. The Making of the New Testament: Origin, Collection, Text & Canon. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2011.

The New Testament: A Literary History

Theissen, Gerd. The New Testament: A Literary History. Translated by Linda M. Maloney. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012.

The Old Testament Canon of the New Testament Church and Its Background in Early Judaism

Beckwith, Roger T. The Old Testament Canon of the New Testament Church and Its Background in Early Judaism. London: SPCK, 1985.

On the Way to Canon: Creative Tradition History in the Old Testament

Saebo, Magne. On the Way to Canon: Creative Tradition History in the Old Testament. Vol. 191. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series. Sheffield: Sheffied Academic Press, 1998.

The Origin of the Bible

Ellwanger, Bill. The Origin of the Bible. Levittown, PA: AVM Presentations, 1997.

The Origin of the Bible

Comfort, Philip Wesley, ed. The Origin of the Bible. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2004.

Scribes and Schools: The Canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures

Davies, Philip R. Scribes and Schools: The Canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures. Edited by Douglas A. Knight. First edition. Library of Ancient Israel. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1998.

The Septuagint as Christian Scripture: Its Prehistory and the Problem of Its Canon

Hengel, Martin, Roland Deines, and Mark E. Biddle. The Septuagint as Christian Scripture : Its Prehistory and the Problem of Its Canon. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2002.

The Text of the New Testament: From Manuscript to Modern Edition

Greenlee, J. Harold. The Text of the New Testament: From Manuscript to Modern Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 14 2020 6:13 PM

Rosie Perera:
Here are the books I have in my collection on the formation of the biblical canon.

You have a nice collection!

The one that is a veritable classic, Logos never brought in: Metzger's detailed history:

https://www.amazon.com/Canon-New-Testament-Development-Significance/dp/0198269544/ 

Surprisingly, even Kindle can barely discount it at $50 a clip.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 14 2020 9:57 PM

Denise:

The one that is a veritable classic, Logos never brought in: Metzger's detailed history:

https://www.amazon.com/Canon-New-Testament-Development-Significance/dp/0198269544/ 

Wow, that's a shame. They do have lots of Clarendon Press books, but most of them are pre-1950, so I guess they don't have a current relationship with that publisher.

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