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The Canon of the Bible


Were there different authors of the books of the Bible? Who were the authors?

Was the Bible transmitted by oral tradition?

JEDP Theory — What is it?

In what languages was the Bible written?

Did the authors of the New Testament view their writing as inspired Scripture?

What methods help us figure out when the books of the Bible were written?

How long did it take to write the Bible?


The canon of Scripture — What is it?

What is the canon of the Bible and how did we get it?

What determines canonicity or that a particular book is considered scriptural? How do we decide which books belong in the Bible since the Bible doesn't tell us?

What does it mean that the Bible is composed of different books?

Could more books be added to the Bible?

Are there lost books of the Bible? What are the writings called the Lost Books of the Bible?

Why are verses missing in some of the newer translations of the Bible?

Historical Texts

What is 'the Law and the Prophets' mentioned in the New Testament?

What is the Torah?

What is the Neviim? How are the 'prophetic books' classified in the Hebrew Bible?

What are the Writings? What is the Ketuvim?

The Septuagint — What is it?

The Latin Vulgate Bible — What is it?

Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus — What are they?

The Masoretic Text — What is it?

The Textus Receptus — What is it?

The Critical Text — What is it?

What is the Gutenberg Bible?


Does the original Bible exist today? What are some of the oldest manuscripts of the Bible currently in existence?

Before the Bible, how did people know about God?

When were the books of the Bible divided into chapters and verses? Who did the dividing?

The Majority Text — What is it?

The Dead Sea Scrolls — What are they and why do they matter?

What was the find at Nag Hammadi? What are the Nag Hammadi scrolls?

The Comma Johanneum — What is it? What is the original wording of 1 John 5:7-8?

What did Westcott and Hort have to do with the text of the Bible? Who were Westcott and Hort?

What does the word 'testament' mean?

What is the oldest book in the Bible?

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