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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylYp4b2FN3E&feature=youtu.be 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.Gerd Theissen, The New Testament: A Literary History (Fortress Press, 2012), 205-236.

Michael D. Coogan: Canon Criteria

Michael D. Coogan,┬áThe Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (Oxford University Press, 2014), 5. Several overlapping criteria were used in including a work in the canon. One criterion was date: For a book to be included, it should have been written before the fourth century BCE or attributed... Continue Reading →

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