The Old Testament as authoritative Scripture in the early churches of the East
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Published by Peter Lang in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [131]-132) and index.

Statementedited by Vahan S. Hovhanessian
SeriesBible in the Christian Orthodox tradition -- v. 1
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBS1175.3 .O43 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 137 p. ;
Number of Pages137
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24547189M
ISBN 109781433107351
LC Control Number2009035984

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Summary: Represents the advanced scholarly research in the field of Old Testament as Scripture in Eastern Christianity. This book explores the authoritative role of the Old Testament in the churches of the East and its impact on the church's doctrine, liturgy, canon law, and spirituality. Summary: The Old Testament as Authoritative Scripture in the Early Churches of the East represents the latest scholarly research in the field of Old Testament as Scripture in Eastern Christianity. Its twelve articles focus on the use of the Old Testament in the earliest Christian communities in the East. The Old Testament as Authoritative Scripture in the Early Churches of the East represents the latest scholarly research in the field of Old Testament as Scripture in Eastern Christianity. Its twelve articles focus on the use of the Old Testament in the earliest Christian communities in the East.   The Early Church and the Bible. The Old Testament has 39 books of which the Apostles and the Early Church Fathers quoted and firmly believed. The Early Church held to a high view of the Old Testament, unlike those who, later in church history, did not.

Except for Sirach, which was sometimes quoted as scripture in the Talmud and which continued to be copied in Hebrew in Judaism until the twelfth century, all surviving extra-canonical (apocryphal) Jewish religious literature was preserved by Christians. 22 Although it cannot be proved, it is generally assumed that the Old Testament of the early. the beginning of the Church's history, the Old Testament (T'nach), the Bible of Jesus, was the primary sacred Scripture of the Church. It was fundamental to the life of the first congregations of the early Church. It was used to persuade Jews that Jesus was Messiah. During the Reformation, primarily for doctrinal reasons, Protestants removed seven books from the Old Testament: 1 and 2 Maccabees, Sirach, Wisdom, Baruch, Tobit, and Judith, and parts of two others, Daniel and did so even though these books had been regarded as canonical since the beginning of Church history. As Protestant church historian J. N. D. Kelly writes, “It should be. Old Greek (OG) or Septuagint. The earliest translation of the Hebrew Bible is the Old Greek (OG), the translation made in Alexandria, Egypt, for the use of the Greek-speaking Jewish community there. At first, just the Torah was translated, in the third century B.C.E.; the .

  By the time of Christ, the Septuagint contained the deuterocanonical books. The majority of Old Testament quotes made by the New Testament authors come from the Septuagint. In fact, the early Church used the Septuagint as its primary Old Testament source until the fifth century. Its importance cannot be overstated. Old Testament, oral tradition about Jesus' words and deeds and messages of prophets in the church. view of the Old Testament as authoritative Scripture, view of his own words as completely authoritative and promise that the Holy Spirit would recall his teaching to the memory of the disciples The original document of a New Testament book. The Old Testament Apocrypha consists of eleven or twelve books, depending upon how they are divided, that the Roman Catholic Church adds to the Old Testament. The Protestants reject these books as Holy Scripture for the following reasons.   The Bible’s Old Testament is very similar to the Hebrew Bible, which has origins in the ancient religion of exact beginnings of the Jewish religion are .