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21. Josh. 25. Cf. 13: D'tcarr nar T3 DD^N 'nrftcD "RDM DSTOimR 'mx TDK minn ('The Torah which I commanded your fathers and which I sent to you by way of my servants, the prophets'). 22. 3; Neh. 3; 2 Chron. 11). Note that such a simple 30 A Gift of God in Due Season Thus, in the period surrounding Josiah's reform we see a significant development. Prior to this point, authority in ancient Israel seems to have been almost exclusively localized in institutions, whether in the monarchy, priesthood, prophecy or other offices.
5. The above comments regarding the inclusive concept of Scripture at Qumran and in the New Testament still do not even to begin to reckon with the less easily delimited, but nevertheless extremely important group of reminiscences of and allusions to various texts (whether now canonical or non-canonical) in Second Temple Jewish literature. For fuller discussion of this phenomenon in the New Testament see Sundberg, Old Testament of the Early Church, pp. 52-55. Nevertheless see the important cautions regarding Sundberg's collation of New Testament allusions to Apocrypha in F.
Barton, Oracles of God, p. 57. Cf. Leiman, The Canonization of Hebrew Scripture, pp. 28-30 (and n. 132 on p. 149); Beckwith, Old Testament Canon, pp. 150-52. Similar comments could be made about Beckwith's arguments in support of the idea of an early Temple Archive consisting of the Jewish Bible. See his Old Testament Canon, pp. 80-86. CARR Canonization in the Context of Community 43 objections can be raised to the use of Philo's description of the library of the Theraputae (Vit. Cont. 25) to determine either his canon or the Theraputae's canon.