Category Archives: Post-Biblical-Era Literature

Origen’s “Canon”

This is a subsidiary post of Lists Earlier Than the Fourth Century.   Kruger, Michael J.  “Origen’s List of New Testament Books in Homilliae in Josuam 7.1: A Fresh Look” in Mark, Manuscripts, and Monotheism, ed. Chris Keith & Dieter Roth … Continue reading

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Clement of Alexandria’s “Canon”

This is a subsidiary post of Lists Earlier Than the Fourth Century.   McDonald, Lee M. and James A. Sanders.  The Canon Debate.  Baker Academic, 2002.  See “Appendix D – Lists and Catalogues of New Testament Collections.” McDonald, Lee Martin. … Continue reading

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Irenaeus’ “Canon”

This is a subsidiary post of Lists Earlier Than the Fourth Century.   McDonald, Lee M. and James A. Sanders.  The Canon Debate.  Baker Academic, 2002.  See “Appendix D – Lists and Catalogues of New Testament Collections.” McDonald, Lee Martin. … Continue reading

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The Muratorian Fragment

This is a subsidiary post of Lists Earlier Than the Fourth Century.   Until Sundberg and Hahneman, the Muratorian Fragment was considered of late second century vintage, originating in or around Rome.  They have argued for a fourth century dating … Continue reading

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Lists Earlier Than the Fourth Century

This is a subsidiary post of Ancient Lists of New Testament Books. All “canonical lists” from prior to the fourth century are disputed in one way or another.  Either their dating is disputed (as in the case of the Muratorian … Continue reading

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5th Century Developments Toward the New Testament Canon

This is a subsidiary post of The Stages of New Testament Formation. Key Figures:  Jerome and Augustine.  For more, see Post-Apostolic Church Leaders – 1st through 5th Centuries.

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1st Century Developments Toward the New Testament Canon

This is a subsidiary post of The Stages of New Testament Formation. Key Figures:  Jesus and His apostles. This is the period of time during which the 27 writings that would eventually comprise the New Testament were composed.  However, it would … Continue reading

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4th Century Developments Toward the New Testament Canon

This is a subsidiary post of The Stages of New Testament Formation. Key Figures:  Eusebius, Constantine, Athanasius.  For more, see Post-Apostolic Church Leaders – 1st through 5th Centuries. It is during the late fourth century that canonical lists are produced.  See … Continue reading

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3rd Century Developments Toward the New Testament Canon

This is a subsidiary post of The Stages of New Testament Formation. Key Figures:  Origen.  For more, see Post-Apostolic Church Leaders – 1st through 5th Centuries.

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2nd Century Developments Toward the New Testament Canon

This is a subsidiary post of The Stages of New Testament Formation. Key Figures:  Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Papias, Marcion, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus of Lugdunum.  For more, see Post-Apostolic Church Leaders – 1st through 5th Centuries. Sources: Allert, Craig … Continue reading

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