Larry’s take on the aforementioned tome.
There is a recently-published valuable resource for study of the formation of the Christian biblical canons: Edmon L. Gallagher and John D. Meade, The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2017). The publisher’s online catalog description is here.
The authors’ primary purpose is to lay before readers a collection of early evidence about what writings were treated as part of a canon, focusing on evidence of the first four centuries. So, the main part of the book is given to setting out this evidence: Jewish canon lists (chap 2), Greek Christian canon lists (chap. 3), Latin Christian lists (chap. 4), the Syriac Christian list (chap. 5), and a discussion of the writings included in selected Greek, Syriac, Latin, and Hebrew Manuscripts (chap. 6). An Appendix gives brief information on a number of other writings that are mentioned in early sources but did not…
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