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Nathaniel Schmidt, Ph.D.

Professor of Semitic Languages and Literatures, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.

BIBLE CANON – 1. Meaning and Scope. The Greek word κανών, meaning primarily a straight rod, and derivatively a norm or law, was first applied by the church fathers (not earlier than 360) to the collection of Holy Scriptures, and primarily to...