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This memorial quantity either monitors and evaluates the canonical strategy of Brevard S. Childs, whose cognizance to historical past via time lively his curiosity within the Bible s use within the church during the a long time as much as and together with the current. simply as Childs wrote on a variety of issues canonical and theological either Testaments, Isaiah and Exodus, the Pauline letters, the heritage of biblical interpretation, biblical theology, and historic, theological, and methodological questions the individuals to this quantity, professional colleagues in addition to more youthful students who studied with Childs, supply a global number of old, theological, and New testomony essays in addition to contributions serious about the previous testomony. The participants are Stephen B. Chapman, Brevard S. Childs, Don Collett, Daniel R. driving force, Mark W. Elliott, Leonard G. Finn, Mark Gignilliat, Bernd Janowski, Jörg Jeremias, Leander E. Keck, Neil B. MacDonald, David L. Petersen, Murray A. Rae, C. Kavin Rowe, and Christopher R. Seitz.

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First, just as Child rejected the notion that he should be known as a canonical critic, one should assume that he would have also rejected calling himself a form critic. He would have agreed that he used form-critical perspectives in his work as a biblical scholar, but he would have also maintained that he deployed other critical perspectives as well, notably tradition history and redaction criticism. Form criticism belonged to the full range of methods that a responsible scholar would use when analyzing biblical literature.

Childs does not appear to have written extensively on the notion of a biblical book. Cf. Ehud Ben Zvi, “The Prophetic Book: A Key Form of Prophetic Literature,” in The Changing Face of Form Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (ed. Marvin Sweeney and Ehud Ben Zvi; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003), 276–97. 23. Childs, Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture, 129. 24. , 130. 18 THE BIBLE AS CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE though a literary “unity,” reflects diverse authorial hands. ”25 Childs also thought it noteworthy that this editor referred to earlier prophetic literature when updating Joel’s original message.

De Moor; OTS 34; Leiden: Brill 1995], 187– 210) and Norbert Lohfink (“Deuteronomium 9,1–10,11 and Exodus 32–34,” in Gottes Volk am Sinai: Untersuchungen zu Ex 32–34 und Dtn 9–10 [ed. Matthias Köckert and Erhard Blum; VGWTh 18; Gütersloh: Chr. Kaiser/Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2001], 41–87), judge that vv. 7–8 and 22–24 are later additions to an original separate Horeb narrative. I doubt that such a narrative ever existed in Deut 9–10 and I see no compelling reasons for this literary-critical operation.

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