Essays in modern theology and related subjects

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byCrawford Charles Augustus Briggs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1911 Excerpt: ... X THE DEFINITION OF THE JEWISH CANON AND THE REPUDIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES By George F. Mooke At the beginning of the Christian era, lessons from the Pentateuch were read in the synagogue on the Sabbath, the book being for this purpose divided in such a way that it was read through in course in three years. This first lesson was followed by a second, selected from the Prophets, under which name the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings are included. These scriptures were given by God; their authors were divinely inspired, and divine authority resided in their every word. Besides the Law and the Prophets there were several books to which the same character was ascribed: the Psalms--whose author, David, was, indeed, a prophet--Job, the Proverbs of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Songs, Esther, Daniel, and others. These books, for which no specific name existed, were not read in the synagogue; it was not necessary, therefore, that the synagogue should possess a complete collection of them, and perhaps few private scholars had copies of them all. What books belonged to the Law and the Prophets every one knew; that was determined by the prescription of immemorial liturgical use and by long-standing methods of study in the schools. What books were comprised in the third class, "the scriptures," was not so determined. In regard to most of them there was, indeed, unanimous agreement; but others were not universally accepted: Ecclesiastes, the Song of Songs, and Esther, in particular were antilegomena; and on the other hand some reckoned Sirach among the inspired books. The question had, however, no great practical importance, and it does not appear that any attempt was made to settle it by drawing up a list of the' scriptures.' In the Christian church...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1911 Excerpt: ... X THE DEFINITION OF THE JEWISH CANON AND THE REPUDIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES By George F. Mooke At the beginning of the Chri...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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