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Special People Or Special Books? On Qumran And New Testament Notions Of Canon

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This chapter states that there is no basis for the assumption that the author of 2 Maccabees expected his readers to understand that, apart from Psalms, Nehemiah ignored all of the Hagiographa. Beyond that, support for the assumption that the "books of David" are indeed to be understood as comprising more than the Psalms comes from two or three other texts. First, it is easy to document the assumption that the corpus of books a Jew should study falls into three divisions. Second, at Luke 24:44, Jesus reminds his disciples of his teaching that everything written about him "in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms" had to be fulfilled. The third text brings us back to the second century BCE, and also to Qumran. The chapter finally draws on the topic: The New Testament, a collection of books that centers on a figure, Jesus.

Keywords: Hagiographa; Jesus; Maccabees; New Testament; Psalms; Qumran; second century BCE

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