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I'm reading Whose Bible Is It? by Jaroslav Pelikan. It's a good read, well written. In it, he tackles not only the historical development of the canon, but the discrepancies between the canons of the Jewish Tanakh (what we call the OT), the Bible as received by the Orthodox and Catholics, and the Bible as received by most Protestants.
He also goes into the history of Biblical interpretation among these various groups.

It's not telling me much I didn't already know, but then I've got a Master of Divinity and so forth. But I'm thinking that if I were teaching an introductory course in the Bible, or even leading a small group in the local church over the same territory, I'd recommend Pelikan's book as a great intro to the whole field.
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