Category Archives: Definitions

Definitions of Darkness

Relevant scripture:  2 Peter 1:19 atheism – “disbelief or lack of belief in the existence of God or gods.  This found at Google: atheism.”  This found at Google: atheism. naturalism – “a philosophical viewpoint according to which everything arises from … Continue reading

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Defining “Liberal” and “Conservative” in Biblical Studies

This seems like a definition people on both sides could accept: The issues I am describing here all go back to how one views the Bible. Is it the divine revelation of God’s will for mankind? Or is it just … 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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Defining Apostolicity

This is a subsidiary post of Apostolicity and the New Testament. Campenhausen, Hans von.  The Formation of the Christian Bible.  trans. J. A. Baker.  Augsburg Fortress, 1972; Sigler Press, 1997 edition.  See p. 330. “So far as any ‘principle’ can … Continue reading

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The Etymology of “Apostle” in Greek and Hebrew

Sources Wilber T. Dayton.  “Factors promoting the formation of the New Testament canon” in Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society 10.1 (Winter 1967): 28-35.  See p. 30-31. Geldenhuys, J. Norval. Supreme Authority: The Authority of the Lord, His Apostles, and … Continue reading

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Anachronisms: The Study of Canon and the Etymology of Certain Terms

This is a subsidiary post of The Formation of the New Testament…from Beginning to End. It is also a subsidiary post of Editorial Activity of the New Testament. It is also a subsidiary post of Obstacles in the Study of New Testament … Continue reading

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