Monthly Archives: February 2015

Resources on the Canon | African Bible Training Centre

Provides links to 10 online resources for canon.  Top of the list is Michael Kruger’s Canon Fodder.  Also includes Mark Goodacre’s NT Gateway page on Canon. African Bible Training Centre | helping God’s people delight in God’s Word.

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How We Got the Bible, Part 1 | Kenneth Samples

Kenneth Samples talks about the biblical canon.  The link is to the first of three posts.  Links to the other posts can be found at this first one. How We Got the Bible, Part 1 | Reflections.

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Josephus on the Old Testament Canon

Flavius Josephus (37-100 AD) was a Jewish historian.  Although he did not use the words “Old Testament” or “canon,” he certainly spoke of the concepts.  His view is relevant for us because he is describing how 1st-century Jews thought of … Continue reading

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Serapion on the Apostles, Their Authority, and Their Writings

Serapion died c. 211 AD.  He was the 8th bishop of Antioch and served in that role c. 190-211. He spoke against Marcion and against the so-called Gospel of Peter. Of the apostles, Serapion said: For we, brethren, receive both Peter and … Continue reading

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William Lane Craig Explains the Importance of History to Faith

I love the clear-cut way he answers the question.  He reflects and then draws a deep breath before he answers.  When he does answer, he hangs faith completely on fact, just as Paul did in 1 Corinthians 15:12-20.  This is the kind … Continue reading

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J. Warner Wallace – The Top Three Reasons the Bible Is Reliable – YouTube

J. Warner Wallace – The Top Three Reasons the Bible Is Reliable – YouTube.

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Michael J. Kruger Affirms that the New Testament Canon Is What the Ancient Church Saw as the Extant Apostolic Corpus

Mike Gantt’s question:  I am a layman who has studied a good bit of your work on the canon, and the work of others as well – including Gamble, McDonald, Metzger, Bruce, and others. I have arrived at a conviction … Continue reading

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William Lane Craig on the Historical Value of the New Testament

Is There Extrabiblical Evidence About Jesus’ Life? – YouTube.

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Annotated Bibliography on New Testament Text and Canon

These are works I have cited in various posts I have written for this blog.  The list is not exhaustive for often I have cited a work with the relevant information in the post itself.  I’ve begun this bibliography so … Continue reading

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The Authorship of Hebrews

“The history of the Epistle [to the Hebrews] is very instructive in its bearing on why books were accepted by the ancient church [into the New Testament canon].  It was accepted as canonical in those places – and in only … Continue reading

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