Category Archives: Work-in-Progress

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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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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The Hallucination Hypothesis of the Resurrection of Christ

In his post WILLIAM LANE CRAIG AND JAMES CROSSLEY DEBATE THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS, (April 24, 2011), Wintery Knight wrote “This is my favorite debate on the resurrection.”  (The debate itself was held March 6, 2007 at Sheffield University in the … Continue reading

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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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Bible Champions – Men Who Brought the Bible to Their Generations

These are men who brought the Bible back into prominence in their generations, the Bible being the comprehensive and effective testimony of Jesus Christ. These heroes of faith are listed in chronological order by date of death. John Wycliffe (c. … Continue reading

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The Formation of the New Testament Canon Was a Slow and Gradual Process

Any survey of the history of the church of Jesus Christ in its first few centuries will reveal that the New Testament canon developed over time.  For example, it is obvious from reading the book of Acts that the apostles … Continue reading

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Criteria for the Canon of the New Testament

This is a subsidiary post of Apostolicity and the New Testament. It clear from reading the New Testament documents that Jesus and His apostles relied heavily on what we call the Old Testament as documentary evidence and authority for their … Continue reading

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Content Moved

The content of this post has been moved to and incorporated with Annotated Bibliography on New Testament Text and Canon.

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Resources for New Testament Text and/or Canon

There are, of course, many resources on these two subjects resident on this blog under the respective categories NT Text and NT Canon.  The purpose of this list, however, is to connect the reader to resources beyond this blog. Blomberg, … Continue reading

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Bart Ehrman Quotes

Dr. Bart D. Ehrman is the most well-known skeptical Bible scholar of our time.  However, what many people do not realize is that, when pressed by knowledgeable professionals, he tempers his incendiary rhetoric against the Christian faith – and, in … Continue reading

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