Category Archives: Bible

New Testament Use of the Old Testament

The New Testament doesn’t merely quote the Old Testament – the New Testament relies entirely on the Old Testament for its meaning.  I’ve listed below authors that will help you see this. Closely related to this subject is seeing Christ in … Continue reading

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Notes on Tregelles re: Authorship of the New Testament Books

These are notes on A Lecture on the Historic Evidence of the Authorship and Transmission of the Books of the New Testament by Samuel P. Tregelles (1813-1875), published by Samuel Bagster and Sons, 1852, 136 pages.  (There are some very brief notes on … Continue reading

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Notes on Augustine re: Authorship of the New Testament Books (Contra Faustum 33:6)

Augustine says that authorship of the New Testament books is determined in just the same way as authorship is determined for secular books of antiquity.  Here is what he wrote on the subject from Contra Faustum (33:6). You are so … Continue reading

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The Canon of Trent

The Council of Trent – an official gathering of Roman Catholic Church leaders – was held from 1545 to 1563.  In its fourth session (April 4th,  1546), it affirmed the New Testament canon that had already been in place and uncontroversial since … Continue reading

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The Muratorian Fragment Claims Apostolic Authorship of the New Testament’s Contents

In speaking of a book which was deemed to have value but not to qualify for the New Testament, the Muratorian Canon reads: And therefore it ought indeed to be read; but it cannot be read publicly to the people … Continue reading

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Athanasius Claims Apostolic Authorship of the New Testament’s Contents

From the 39th Festal Letter* of Athanasius, 20th bishop of Alexandria, published in 367 emphasis added]: Again it is not tedious to speak of the [books] of the New Testament. These are, the four Gospels, according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and … Continue reading

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The New Testament Itself Implicitly Claims Apostolic Authorship of Its Contents

The New Testament ascribes authorship of its 27 books to 8 men, each of whom is revealed in its pages to be either an apostle or working under the direct supervision of an apostle.  Thus James and Jude – the … 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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Archaeology Testifies to the Hezekiah of the Bible

Below are a video (2:58) and an audio (3:55), produced by different sources, which report yet another occasion where modern archaeology confirms the claims of the ancient Bible. People interested in history and truth turn to the Bible. Video (2:58) … Continue reading

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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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