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What is the Jewish canon?

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November 28, 2008 4:53AM

I hazard a guess from your question that you are refering to the codification of the scripture in 80AD which limited those books in the "OT" defined as the WORD of God. The early Christian church used a greek translation of the OT, composed ca 320 BCE, as the basis of their "OT" which includes more "books" than recognized by the Jewish Rabbis. The Protestant Reformers based their OT on the Jewish "canon" of 80 AD ... thus the difference between the Catholic and Protestant Bible, and the difference in some of their doctrines.