The Development of the Canon of the Hebrew Bible (1): Name, Prehistory and the Formation of the Canon

The lecture is concerned with the name, prehistory and the formation of the canon. The latter issue is developed along the lines of the following aspects: the traditional view of the formation of the canon, the actual process, the enumeration and arrangement of the books of the canon and the tradition represented by the Greek Septuagint and by the Qumrān documents.