The Control of Biblical Meaning pursues a series of questions associated with canons of the Bible.How does the canon influence the meaning of the texts of which it is composed ? Could texts be "liberated" from the canon,and what would this liberation do to them or to the canon ? What does the biblical canon signify about the texts it contains ? What does canonical status imply about texts that are included in the Bible,as well as texts that are excluded from it ? With dazzling skill,George Aichele interrogates the form and function of canon as a mechanism that both reveals and conceals texts from its readers.259 Pages.