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Old Testament Canon
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Canon, Old Testament
Canon, Old Testament Jewish Scriptures that early Christians embraced as their own body of holy writings and considered authoritative. Includes the Pentateuch, Historical Books, Poetic Books, and (Major and Minor) Prophets.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Canon of ScriptureOld Testament
CANON OF SCRIPTURE—OLD TESTAMENT. By “canon” is meant that list of OT books which is regarded as inspired and which can be accepted as the rule of Christian faith and conduct. In English Protestant Bibles there are 39 books in the OT canon. How and when were these books accepted as canonical and why
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Canon of the Old Testament
Canon of the Old TestamentA Christian term for the religious writings of ancient Israel held as sacred by Judaism and Christianity. The name “Old Testament” reflects the Christian movement’s self-understanding as the fulfillment of Jeremiah’s prophecy (Jer. 31:31) of a new covenant (Lat. testamentum)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Canon of Scripture, OT
CANON OF SCRIPTURE, THE OLD TESTAMENT. If the testimony of Scripture is accepted, that God is the author of the Bible and that the Holy Spirit worked upon men to receive and record His word for future generations, the important question was bound to arise (since many religious books were written during
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Triplex Division
Triplex DivisionThe tripartite arrangement of the OT canon* as the Law, the Prophets, and the Hagiographa (or Holy Writings).See Scriptures.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Canon (OT)
canon (OT). The authoritative collection of OT books accepted as Holy Scripture. This subject includes the history of the acceptance of the books and the reasons why they and not others (such as the Apocrypha) were accepted and collected. I. Introduction II. Conservative view of canonicity III. Traditional
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Canon, Old Testament
CANON, OLD TESTAMENTMelito to his brother Onesimus, greeting. Prompted by your regard for the Word, you have often expressed a wish to have some extracts made from the Law and the Prophets concerning the Savior.… I accordingly proceeded to the East, and went to the very spot where these things were
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