Sunday, February 5, 2017

Week 18: How Do We Know We Have the Right Books in the Bible?

We're continuing to explore questions surrounding the origin and history of the Bible. This week we're surveying the development of the canon of the Christian Scripture. In other words, we're asking the question, "How do we know we have the right books in the Bible?"

Key Themes:
  • Old Testament canon: 
    • Ordering of the books
    • Development of the Septuagint (LXX) vs. Masoretic
    • Catholic/Orthodox Canon
    • Protestant Canon
  • New Testament canon:
    • Disputed books
    • Apocrypha

Digging Deeper: