Canon

Chapter 3 - The Canon of the New Testament

Even when we have come to a conclusion about the date and origin of the individual books of the New Testament, another question remains to be answered. How did the New Testament itself as a collection of writings come into being? Who collected the writings, and on what principles? What circumstances led to the fixing of a list, or canon, of authoritative books? The historic Christian belief is that the Holy Spirit, who controlled the writing of the individual books, also controlle...

The Bible Its Pentateuchal Structure

      THE Bible as a whole has sixty-three books; Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles being really only one each: our present division of them having been adopted from the Septuagint. And 63 = 7 X 32. Here we have, then, the symbol of perfection, and that of divine manifestation intensified,- "God glorified in His perfectly accomplished work."      It is, as God's testimony to man, divided into two parts, perfectly distinct, the Old Testament...

Links to NT Papyri, Codices

The original sources: Papyri, Codices... NT Papyri: Complete List of NT Papyri P13: Hebrews 2nd/3rd cent. (opisthograph) P21: Matthew (4th/5th CE, POxy 1077+1227) P20: James late 3rd cent. P37: Matthew P.Mich.inv. 1570, late 3rd, early 4th CE P38: Acts P.Mich.inv. 1571, c. 300 P39: John POxy 1780 3rd CE, search for keyword=swasey title=john P40: Romans 3rd cent. (very bad condition) P45 P45: Vienna fragment, G. 31974 P46: Hebrews c. 200 P46 P46 P52: John 18:31-33;...
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