Thursday, January 19, 2006

Margaret Barker and the Bible

Text and Context is a chapter from Margaret Barker's book The Great High Priest. It discusses the canon and the formation of the Bible. Here's a quote:

An unacknowledged problem at the heart of Western Christian biblical study is that the Church, and especially the Western Church, has as its Scriptures the Jewish canon and text of the Old Testament, when the evidence shows clearly that the earliest Church used very different Scriptures.

Still doing research on the implications of the possible translations of the Greek word "katabole".

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