Apostolicity and the New Testament

The New Testament is what the ancient considered to be the extant apostolic corpus.  That is, they only put writings from apostles (and working associates of apostles) into the New Testament, and they left no such documents out of it.

Thus the New Testament consists exclusively of apostolic literature, and it is all the apostolic literature that there is.

To understand the existence of the New Testament is to understand the apostles and the authority that the Lord gave them.

Criteria for the Canon of the New Testament

Defining Apostolicity

New Testament Canonicity Is a Proxy for Apostolicity

R. Laird Harris on Canonicity as an Outcome of Authorship

Quotes of Scholars Regarding the New Testament Canon as Apostolic Texts

The Ancient Church Saw the New Testament as the Apostolic Writings

The “Prophets and Apostles” as a Synonym for Bible