Category: New Testament Canon

Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #5 – Did Committees Determine the Canon?

Recommended reading: Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (Oxford University Press, 2014), 5. Arthur G. Patzia, The Making of the New Testament: Origin, Collection, Text & Canon, second edition (IVP Academic, 2011), 166-191.… Continue Reading “Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #5 – Did Committees Determine the Canon?”

On SJ Thomason’s Argument for Dating the Gospels Early

By and large the New Testament was written in the decades following the death of Jesus of Nazareth in 30 CE. The earliest writings came from a man by the name of Paul, a Pharisee turned Christian who traveled the Mediterranean spreading his message… Continue Reading “On SJ Thomason’s Argument for Dating the Gospels Early”

Bart Ehrman: Canonical Questions

Bart D. Ehrman, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, sixth edition (Oxford University Press, 2016), 14. It appears then that our New Testament emerged out of the conflicts among Christian groups, and that the dominance of the proto-orthodox position was… Continue Reading “Bart Ehrman: Canonical Questions”