The Oracles of God: "The Old Testament Canon" by Andrew E. Steinmann

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007

With The Oracles of God, Lutheran pastor and professor of Old Testament at Ashland University, Andrew Steinmann, has made a fresh and invaluable contribution to an important and much-debated topic-the dating and assembling of the Old Testament canon. By a comprehensive examination of Jewish, Christian, and secular sources, Dr. Steinmann convincingly argues that the widely accepted view that the Old Testament canon developed in three divisions (Torah, Prophets, Writings) is based on late evidence. This late evidence for a tripartite Hebrew canon, he explains, is then read back onto earlier references to an Old Testament canon, which ...

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