I would like to read responses, thoughts and analysis with regard to the following: "Now when we say that Paul writes letters we have to realize that Paul really doesn't think of himself as writing scripture. He hasn't yet thought of a New Testament. It didn't exist yet. For Paul the Bible means the Hebrew Scriptures, or more precisely, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures that we call the Septuagint. So when Paul quotes scripture he's quoting from the Hebrew Bible in its Greek form. When Paul writes letters he's writing everyday, ordinary letters to real people in real cities trying to deal with the circumstances in which they're living. ...[H]e does want to deal with theological issues, but Paul isn't writing theological treatises as much as he's giving advice and instruction and encouragement for living." If I have placed on the wrong thread board, inform me and I will attempt to move it. My question is this, how is the "nature" of the OT scriptures different than the NT scripture? How did the Hebrews arrive at their accepted canon of scripture and how is that different/same with respect to the Christian NT scriptures?