Homer, the Bible, and Beyond: Literary and Religious Canons by Associate Professor in Classics Margalit Finkelberg, Guy

By Associate Professor in Classics Margalit Finkelberg, Guy Stroumsa

This paintings discusses the strategies of canon-formation in societies of the traditional international, addressing such matters as canon and the articulation of id, the hermeneutical angle towards canonical texts, and textual fixity and openness.

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What this implied, as Ryle proceeded to make quite explicit, is that no individual book was to be considered 'canonical' until the entire subcollection in which that book was found had been 'closed'. Ryle's reasoning at this point had everything to do with his understanding of what 'canonization' implied: that certain writings had been "separated from all other writings as the sacred and authoritative expression of the Word of God". 7 Expanding from this basically exclusive conception of 'canon', Ryle revealed in the details of his treatment how he presupposed a 'canon' to be per definitionem nationally-observed, officially-authoritative and literarilydelimited.

C h a p m a n , The Law and the Prophets (Tübingen, 2000), 3 - 7 . 9 P. Katz, " T h e Old Testament C a n o n in Palestine and Alexandria", Zeitschrift fur die neutestamentlische Wissenschaft 47 (1956), 191-217 (cf. Z^chrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 49 (1958), 2 2 3 ) ; J . C . H . L e b r a m , "Aspekte der alttestam e n d i c h e n K a n o n b i l d u n g " , Vetus Testamentum 18 (1968), 1 7 3 - 8 9 . 10 E . g . , J . P . Lewis, " W h a t D o W e M e a n b y j a b n e h ? Z. ), The Canon and Masorah of the Bible (New York, 1974), 2 5 4 - 6 1 .

Nological similarities between biblical canon formation and the processes that have resulted in the formation of other canonical collections? Would such similarities assist us in determining whether certain traditions or social groups are more likely than others to play a decisive role in the process of canonization generally? Is 'canon' a helpful topic for discussion within the comparative study of religions, or are canons and canonization finally unique to their respective historical contexts and communities?

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