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Wow, that is a lot of scholarship and interpretation. 😀
James, I appreciated this. I actually thought I left a comment here on your blog, but somehow (?) I left it on the other site. Here is what I said: I’ve encountered “extreme” views on the deuterocanonical books by “both sides.” I think what it comes down to is that this is history, and there is a subjectivity to history, and what happened can be interpreted in different ways. It is easy to twist what someone said, or overemphasize a certain aspect, etc. Just my general thoughts and two cents! : )
Yeah, I appreciate those points. The article, unfortunately, did not discuss Josephus’ reference to the twenty-two books in the Temple, or one of the Maccabees books’ statement that prophecy had ceased. Probably the best that can be said is that different communities had different canons.