Category Archives: Post-Biblical-Era Literature

Notes on Early Christian Churches

Related posts: Notes on Early New Testament Manuscripts Notes on Population in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity From Encountering the Manuscripts: An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & New Testament by Philip W. Comfort (see Annotated Bibliography on New … Continue reading

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Thomas Aquinas on Islam

According to Thomas Aquinas, Islam appealed to ignorant, brutish, carnal men and spread not by the power of its arguments or divine grace. (a 3-minute read; 664 words) Source: Why Thomas Aquinas Distrusted Islam – Breitbart

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References to New Testament Persons Outside the Bible

(These could be called extra-biblical or extrabiblical sources.) Wikipedia article:  List of biblical figures identified in extra-biblical sources John the Baptist is mentioned by Josephus. Jesus Peter James the brother of Jesus is mentioned by Josephus. Paul

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A Sub-Bibliography of Nineteenth-Century and Prior Works

This is a subsidiary post of Annotated Bibliography on New Testament Text and Canon. Because my bibliography on text and canon (“apostolic apologetics”) is so long, and because older works have particular advantages and disadvantages, I thought it might be … Continue reading

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The Term “Bible” Applied to the Scriptures

This is a subsidiary post of The Study of Canon and the Etymology of Certain Terms. This is a placeholder post.  Material to be added.

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The Term “Canon” Applied to Writings

This is a subsidiary post of The Study of Canon and the Etymology of Certain Terms. The term “canon” can be found in the Bible, but it is never used to describe a set of writings.  That meaning would arise subsequent … Continue reading

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The Terms “Prophets” and “Apostles” as Applied to Writings

This is a subsidiary post of The Study of Canon and the Etymology of Certain Terms. In the New Testament, we can see the term “prophets” used as a reference to their writings – that is, the Old Testament (e.g., Luke … Continue reading

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Athanasius on the New Testament Canon

This is a subsidiary post of Ancient Lists of New Testament Books. This letter from Athanasisus, bishop of Alexandria, written in 367, is the earliest extant evidence we have of a 27-book New Testament canon identical in contents to the … Continue reading

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The Term “Gospel” Applied to Writings

This is a subsidiary post of The Study of Canon and the Etymology of Certain Terms. More information on sources referenced in this post can be found in Annotated Bibliography on New Testament Text and Canon. The term “gospel” was originally … Continue reading

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The Text of the Muratorian Fragment

This is a subsidiary post of The Muratorian Fragment. The following translation is that of Bruce Metzger as provided by EarlyChristianWritings.com.  Note in the text below, that the fragment does not include the beginning or the end.  In the rendering … Continue reading

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