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The biblical canon appears to have much in common with similar collections in other socio-cultural entities. This similarity is perhaps most evident when the biblical canon list is placed beside the lists of classical literature compiled in antiquity in Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Greek- Latin cultural sphere. The advocates of the biblical canon movement, convinced of the value of the dogmatic canon, have set to work. The diagnosis of canonical criticism includes much more. Canonical criticism raised other issues besides underrating the dogmatically defined canon. A synchronic approach provides a snapshot impression. It records a static image of an event apart from all movement and evolution. The Dtr?s activity displays many facets. It is merely one of the ways in which they approached traditions and life in exilic Israel and tried to guide them in the direction of the deuteronomistic canon process.

Keywords: biblical canon movement; canonical criticism; deuteronomistic canon process; dogmatic canon; snapshot impression; socio-cultural entities; synchronic approach



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