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The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies Provides a comprehensive survey of Biblical scholarship in a variety of disciplines.



Danby, H. 1933. The Mishnah. Oxford, New York, and Toronto: University Press.

Danker, F. W. 1989. II Corinthians. Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House.

——— ed. 2000. A Greek–English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd edn., rev. and ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Leiman, S. Z. 1976. The Canonization of the Hebrew Scripture: The Talmudic and Midrashic Evidence. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books.

Martinez, F. G. 1996. The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated: The Qumran Texts in English, 2nd edn. Leiden, New York, and Cologne: Brill/Eerdmans.

Neusner, J. 2002. The Tosefta: Translated from the Hebrew with a New Introduction, 2 vols. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers.

Roberts, A., and Donaldson, J. 1885/1994. Ante-Nicene Fathers. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson.

Slotki, J. J. 1983. Midrash Rabbah, Numbers, 3rd edn. London and New York: Socino Press.

Secondary Literature

Adler, W. 2002. ‘The Pseudepigrapha in the Early Church’. In McDonald and Sanders 2002: 211–28.

Auwers, J.-M., and De Jonge, H. J. eds. 2003. The Biblical Canons. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium, 163. Leuven: Leuven University Press.

Bar-Ilan, M. 1990. ‘Scribes and Books’. In M. J. Mulder, ed., Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, Assen and Maastricht: Van Gorcum; Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 21–37.

Barr, J. 1983. Holy Scripture: Canon, Authority, Criticism. Philadelphia: Westminster Press.

Barrera, J. T. 1998. The Jewish Bible and the Christian Bible: An Introduction to the History of the Bible, trans. W. G. E. Watson. Leiden, New York and Cologne: Brill and Eerdmans.

Barton, J. 1997. Holy Writings, Sacred Text: The Canon in Early Christianity. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox Press.

Beckwith, R. 1985. The Old Testament Canon of the New Testament Church. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans.

Broyde, M. J. 1995. ‘Defilement of the Hands, Canonization of the Bible, and the Special Status of Esther, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs’. Judaism 44: 65–79.

Bruce, F. F. 1988. The Canon of Scripture. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press.

Cross, F. M. 1998. From Epic to Canon: History and Literature in Ancient Israel. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Davies, P. R. 1988. Scribes and Schools: The Canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox Press.

——— 2002. ‘The Jewish Scriptural Canon in Cultural Perspective’. In McDonald and Sanders 2002: 36–52.

Ellis, E. E. 1992. The Old Testament in Early Christianity: Canon and Interpretation in Light of Modern Research. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House.

Farley, E. 1982. Ecclesial Reflection. Philadelphia: Fortress.

Gamble, H. Y. 1995. Books and Readers in the Early Church: A History of Early Christian Texts. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

——— 2002. ‘The New Testament Canon: Recent Research and the Status Quaestionis’. In McDonald and Sanders 2002: 267–94.

Graham, W. A. 1987. Beyond the Written Word: Oral Aspects of Scripture in the History of Religion. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.

Grosheide, F. W., ed. 1948. Some Early Lists of the Books of the New Testament, i: Textus Minores. Leiden: E. J. Brill.

Guillory, J. 1990. ‘Canon’. In Frank Lentricchia and Thomas McLaughlin, eds., Critical Terms for Literary Study, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 233–49.

Hahneman, G. M. 1992. The Muratorian Fragment and the Development of the Canon. Oxford Theological Monographs. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Helmer, C., and Landmesser, Christof, eds. 2004. One Scripture or Many? Canon from Biblical, Theological and Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hengel, M. 2002. The Septuagint as Christian Scripture: Its Prehistory and the Problem of its Canon, trans. M. Biddle. Edinburgh and New York: T. & T. Clark.

Kelsey, D. H. 1975. The Uses of Scripture in Recent Theology. Philadelphia: Fortress.

Kooij, A. Van der, and Toorn, K. Van der, eds. 1998. Canonization and Decanonization: Papers Presented to the International Conference of the Leiden Institute for the Study of Religions (LISOR) Held at Leiden 9–10 January 1997. SHR 82. Leiden: E. J. Brill.

Kraemer, D. 1991. ‘The Formation of the Rabbinic Canon: Authority and Boundaries’. JBL 110: 613–30.

Leiman, S. Z. 1976. The Canonization of the Hebrew Scripture: The Talmudic and Midrashic Evidence. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books.

McDonald, L. M. 1995. The Formation of the Christian Biblical Canon 2nd edn. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson.

——— 1997. ‘The First Testament: Its Origin, Adaptability and Stability’. In C. A. Evans and S. Talmon, eds., From Tradition to Interpretation: Studies in Biblical Intertextuality in Honor of James A Sanders, BIS 18, Leiden: E. J. Brill, 287–326.

——— 2006. The Biblical Canon: Its Origin, Transmission, and Authority. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson.

——— and Sanders, James A., eds. 2002. The Canon Debate. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson.

Metzger, B. 1987. The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Meuer, S., ed. 1991. The Apocrypha in Ecumenical Perspective, trans. P. Ellingworth. UBS Monograph Series, 6. New York and Reading: United Bible Societies.

Moore, G. F. 1974. ‘The Definition of the Jewish Canon and the Repudiation of Christian Scriptures’. In Sid Z. Leiman, ed., The Canon and Masorah of the New Hebrew Bible, New York: KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 99–125.

Pfeiffer, R. 1968. History of Classical Scholarship: From the Beginnings to the End of the Hellenistic Age. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Rutgers, L. V., van der Horst, P. W., Havelaar, H. W., and Teugels, L., eds. 1998. The Use of Sacred Books in the Ancient World. Leuven: Peeters.

Sanders, J. A. 1987. From Sacred Story to Sacred Text. Philadelphia: Fortress Press.

——— 1992. ‘Canon: Hebrew Bible’. In ABD i. 837–52.

——— 2002. ‘The Issue of Closure in the Canonical Process’. In McDonald and Sanders 2002: 252–63.

Schniedewind, W. M. 2004. How the Bible Became a Book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sheppard, G. T. 1987. ‘Canon’. In Mircea Eliade, ed. in chief, The Encyclopedia of Religion, New York and London: Macmillan Publishing Co., iii. 62–9.

Sundberg, A. C. 1964. The Old Testament of the Early Church. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1964.

——— 2002. ‘The Septuagint: The Bible of Hellenistic Judaism’. In McDonald and Sanders 2002: 68–90.

Tov, E. 2002. ‘The Status of the Masoretic Text in Modern Text Editions of the Hebrew Bible: The Relevance of Canon’. In McDonald and Sanders 2002: 234–51.

Ulrich, Eugene C. 1999. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible. Grand Rapids, Mich., and Cambridge: Eerdmans; Leiden: Brill.

——— 2002. ‘The Notion and Definition of Canon’. In McDonald and Sanders 2002: 21–35.

VanderKam, J. 2000. From Revelation to Canon: Studies in the Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Literature. JSJSup 62. Leiden: Brill.

——— 2002. ‘Questions of Canon Viewed through the Dead Sea Scrolls’. In McDonald and Sanders 2002: 91–109.

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