From Revelation to Canon is a collection of essays that offers studies of texts, traditions, and themes from the Hebrew Bible and from the extra-biblical literature of the second-temple period.
Included in it are studies of apocalypticism, the high priesthood, calendars and festivals, and a series of essays on aspects of 1 Enoch and the Book of Jubilees. There is also a previously unpublished essay on the development of a canon of scripture in Judaism.
The volume gathers in one place, papers that were originally published in several journals, volumes of essays, and Festschriften.
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James C. VanderKam, Ph.D. (1976), Department of Near Eastern Languages and Literature, Harvard University, is John A. O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at the University of Notre Dame. His main publications are
The Dead Sea Scrolls Today (Eerdmans, 1994) and
The Dead Sea Scrolls after Fifty Years: A Comprehensive Assessment (Brill, 1998, 1999).
Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins, Ancient Near East/Egypt, Biblical Studies, Christianity.