On the Cutting Room Floor: Books that Didn’t Make It into the Bible

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Despite our habit of talking about it in the singular, “the Bible” is an anthology of many books from different times and places. But not every book that could have made it into the Bible did so. This lecture will survey the processes by which the biblical anthology was put together and explore some of the books that were left “on the cutting room floor.”


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GIVEN: SEPTEMBER 2003