This article argues that Old Testament theology considers the insight that emerges from the form of the Old Testament canon, that it focuses on the canon of the Old Testament itself, not the history of Israel. According to Goldingay, Old Testament theology lets the canon itself be the canon. However, it nevertheless recognizes a canon within the canon, it treats the first part of the twofold canon as of significance in its own right, and it expects to find that the two parts of this canon illumine each other.
Source: Tyndale Bulletin, 2008. 26 pages.