In these eight essays Professor Kline applies the results of recent investigations into ancient treaties to the doctrine of the Word of Gd. Of specific interest is the question of canonicity. The formal model for the biblical canon concept articulated here is found in ancient Near Eastern treaties: the Bible, Kline believes, is in its literary-legal form a covenantal document, and the biblical canon must be understood as a treaty canon.
Here is a distinctive approach to an old and fundamental question of the Christian faith: What is the Bible?”
The second, revised edition includes a new essay, “The Old Testament Origins of the Gospel Genre,” which elaborates further the theme of the covenantal New Testament. Also included in this volume are some essays from Professor Kline’s Treaty of the Great King, now out of print.