Category Archives: Authorship

Authorship and Dating of the New Testament Books by Inspiring Philosophy

Gives the evidence for dating most of the New Testament books before 70 A.D. Length: 16:59

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The Ancient Church Saw the New Testament as the Apostolic Writings

This is a subsidiary post of Apostolicity and the New Testament. This post is designed to accumulate the evidence that the ancient church, in producing the New Testament, was distinguishing genuine apostolic writings from all other Christian writings.  Though many … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Terry Young Affirms that the New Testament Canon Is What the Ancient Church Saw as the Extant Apostolic Corpus

Mike Gantt’s question:  In the 27-book NT canon that we have today, did the ancient church give us any books that they did not think were apostolic (i.e. written by an apostle or close associate of an apostle)? Conversely, did … Continue reading

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Early Christian Writings Claiming Apostolicity, but Rejected as Such

What distinguishes the writings of the New Testament from all other early Christian writings was their apostolic origins.  That is, all writings that were ultimately determined by the ancient church to be apostolic were included in the New Testament.  This … Continue reading

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How Geographic Separation Affirms the Reliability of the New Testament | J. Warner Wallace

Jim Wallace shows how Clement, Ignatius, and Polycarp bear early 2nd Century witness to the 1st-century writings of the New Testament. (4 min read; 904 words) How Geographic Separation Affirms the Reliability of the New Testament | Cold Case Christianity. … Continue reading

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How Ancient Eyewitness Testimony Became the New Testament Gospel Record by J. Warner Wallace

(4 min read; 1,093 words) How Ancient Eyewitness Testimony Became the New Testament Gospel Record | Cold Case Christianity. (HT:  The Poached Egg from Ratio Christi)

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