The Bible was written over a span of about 1500 years. 0000007390 00000 n 0000102199 00000 n /Title (D090113.doc) 0000144765 00000 n 0000274838 00000 n Let’s consider. "Canon" refers to a standard or rule used to determine which books belong in the biblical corpus. 0000008068 00000 n 0000274547 00000 n stream 0000007616 00000 n 1 0 obj 1569 141 A period shortly after 400 B. c. is the date usually accepted for the work of the final editor of the Pentateuch; the canonization of the law, which included these five books, is dated between 400 and 300 B.C. startxref 0000313527 00000 n 0 0000173182 00000 n 0000313210 00000 n Only a thumbnail of what could be said, this article series explores the canonization—the binding and confirming—of the books God intended be preserved for all time as His Word. 0000274476 00000 n The Bible in Modern Scholarship, Papers read at the 100th meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, December 28-30, 1964 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1965), 227-251; Eissfeldt, 559- 571; I. H. Eybers, “Some Light on the Canon of the Qumran Sect,” in New Light on Some Old Testament Problems, 0000011509 00000 n 0000216387 00000 n It was during this time that the book of Lamentations was written by the prophet Jeremiah and designated to be sung each year on Ab 9-10, the anniversary of the burning of the Templ… /Length 5 0 R It is interesting that the English word for Scripture is from Latin (scriptura). 0000171951 00000 n 0000004874 00000 n 0000006043 00000 n The famous leader of Israel named Moses wrote the first five books (Pentateuch) of the Bible around 1400 B.C. 0000005789 00000 n 0000019925 00000 n 0000178173 00000 n Therefore, we cannot expect any more books to be discovered or written that would open the canon again and add to its sixty -six books. Subjective experience is confirmed by many others Personal experience is confirmed by the testimony of multitudes throughout Church history. 0000172615 00000 n We believe that the Bible is inspired by God, i.e. 0000172452 00000 n 0000172688 00000 n 0000313498 00000 n Question: "How and when was the canon of the Bible put together?" 0000173468 00000 n The fourth section, “Bible Texts and Manuscripts,” describes the ancient biblical manuscripts that have been discov-ered and used in forming editions o f … 0000008294 00000 n %PDF-1.2 0000019029 00000 n 0000251290 00000 n Those who have experienced salvation know that the Bible is the Word of God. xڼS{L�W?��B�j�@!X��H�Z�Ah)��fky� s�P+":�Ͱ� Canonization of the Old Testament Canonization is the process by which the books of the Bible were discovered as authoritative. 0000313139 00000 n Despite the frequent assertion to the opposite, the canon was not determined by a few individuals in a haphazard way. >> Any book which leaves were made from the outer bark was called a biblos, and eventually all books were called biblos regardless of the material from which it was composed. 0000274867 00000 n 0000008976 00000 n 0000034391 00000 n 0000013157 00000 n 0000033660 00000 n 0000217109 00000 n We do not know exactly how various books were chosen to be part of the Bible to the exclusion of oth- ers, how these books were put into a particu- God’s Word as we know it today has been passed down through many centuries. 0000275255 00000 n 0000145161 00000 n 0000006491 00000 n 0000007503 00000 n 0000173253 00000 n 0000294264 00000 n In doing so we’ll look at four key areas regarding the Bible: inspiration, canonization, transmission and translation. 0000007051 00000 n >> 0000007842 00000 n “What is of special interest is the fact that between the two earliest Bibles in the Christian church there is a recognition of the canonicity of all 27 NT books.” –Norman Geisler in From God to Us trailer 0000294720 00000 n 0000066794 00000 n 0000007277 00000 n <<41631A279788514DB4C7C173998931E7>]>> 'o�!��ν�Ӊ��ZW�/�G�kN?.�w�q��Kpz��[z�l��H�"P$�x��������j�̦��^I��15����oB{��~������~��'��Y0�QA�ן;x��q/��k����@�>�9�|�2�Jy��.� 0000011599 00000 n It stems from a Greek word meaning “rod,” as in a straight stick that serves as a standard for measuring. 0000006603 00000 n P The process of canonization of the Bible O Hebrew Bible O New Testament P Why communities need a canon P The criteria writings needed to meet for admission to the New Testament 1 The Bible A Gradually Emerging Collection W hile most of us recognize a Bible when we see one, we often do not stop to consider just what it con-tains. 0000144838 00000 n 0000017713 00000 n The real canonization of Israel's laws had, however, begun much earlier. 0000178244 00000 n The evolution of the terms that gave rise to the English word “Bible” is presented below: This is why the canonization of the Bible is vital, in order that Christians will know what God is saying to us. 0000012590 00000 n << 0000009410 00000 n 0000003183 00000 n The term referred to the outer bark of the papyrus plant. The Hebrew Bible is split into 3 main parts; Torah/Pentateuch (the Law), Nevi’im (the Prophets), and Ketuvim (the Writings). 0000011850 00000 n /Author (John Dyer) 0000020315 00000 n How was the canon of the Bible formed? %���� To the exclusion of all others, only the canonized books can be used with full faith and confidence as the authoritative Word of God. 0000194405 00000 n The greatest evidence that the Bible is God’s Word is the evidence of personal experience. Misconceptions About the Bible Some people think the Bible was all written down about the same time, copied and distributed. 0000006939 00000 n 0000012333 00000 n 0000015133 00000 n Are you able to preserve important financial papers you need to keep? 0000008520 00000 n 0000008861 00000 n The design and development of the Bible is a truly incredible story. 0000011363 00000 n These are the first five 0000232597 00000 n 0000172024 00000 n 0000194662 00000 n 34-35). 0000010089 00000 n 0000034462 00000 n Canonization was the process by which certain books became officially recognized as the authentic God-breathed Scriptures. Rabbinic Judaism (Hebrew: יהדות רבנית) recognizes the twenty-four books of the Masoretic Text, commonly called the Tanakh (Hebrew: תַּנַ"ךְ) or Hebrew Bible. The Canonization of the Bible through the Lens of Popular History “The Old Testament” The Old Testament is the Christian version of the Hebrew Bible. /Filter /FlateDecode 0000017684 00000 n 0000005057 00000 n 0000016636 00000 n 3 The New Testament canon developed, or evolved, over the course of the first 250-300 years of Christian history. as the nation of Israel moved back into Canaan from Egypt. Answer: The term “canon” is used to describe the books that are divinely inspired and therefore belong in the Bible. 0000006827 00000 n The English word “Bible” is derived from the Greek word biblos, meaning a scroll or little book. 0000172525 00000 n 0000007955 00000 n 0000172280 00000 n The term canon is used to describe the list of books approved for inclusion in the Bible. 0000175380 00000 n 0000178441 00000 n 0000178315 00000 n The process of canonization. 0000102268 00000 n 0000194973 00000 n 1569 0 obj <> endobj 1380-1382 John Wycliffe and associates make first translation of the whole Bible into English 1388 John Purvey revises Wycliffe Bible 1455 Gutenberg’s Latin Bible—first from press 0000180649 00000 n 0000312889 00000 n Evidence suggests that the process of canonization of the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) occurred over several centuries, probably between 200 BCE and 200 CE. 0000257760 00000 n 0000173109 00000 n The difficulty in determining the biblical canon is that the Bible does not give us a list of the books that belong in the Bible. The Greek word for Scripture is graphe (writing) (Rom.15:4) (prographo) [previously written]; (grapho) [written]; and (ton grapho) [Scripture]. One of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Bible is, When and by whom were the Scriptures canonized? +�:�یu�D�cY���Wu��X�ɔ�G\��|lb���99�9���y�{� �Y��}. xref 0000013385 00000 n The more recent books of the cults which are placed alongside the Bible are not inspired and have no claim to be part of the canon of Scripture. This point is crucial: the books did not receive their authority … 1) Key terms relating to the Bible (Inspiration, Canonization, Transmission and Translation) 2) What the Bible was written on 3) Time period Bible was written in 4) Languages of the Bible 5) How the books of the Bible came to be recognized as Canon 6) Differences between the Hebrew, Protestant and Roman Catholic Bibles 7) The Apocryphal Books +W-���蕶���j_fj����� h*0E���5oA��ǒ��G/�#�} k���>�����;��B�\%41w:�N�k�^�u� O�k��a�>JY�~��m�jl�M⎛k��{*�V5�&Ŋ�T�%j�_.��{E��|�&U2R�m��*W�c��SV�j��*ˤ����4-U��1’4k�[��}�w�Ƴ��KU�R�vr�6S/�8h�u���7[�S�,�ꯏФA\��&�9:�X << 0000006715 00000 n 2. 0000145305 00000 n Canonization of the Bible The Canonization of the Bible There are sixty-six books commonly accepted as Scripture—the divinely inspired Word of God. 0000007729 00000 n Can families preserve treasured photographs? 0000178909 00000 n 0000010521 00000 n Before we do so, let’s look at some misconceptions about how we got the Bible. 0000232012 00000 n 0000016665 00000 n 0000173397 00000 n 0000014289 00000 n 0000178508 00000 n While other writings, books and epistles may elaborate on certain points of Scripture or history, they do not have th… 0000178384 00000 n 0000145896 00000 n 0000274220 00000 n 0000006267 00000 n If the New Testament had been delivered by an angel, or 0000010757 00000 n 0000294335 00000 n 0000007164 00000 n Despite his reforms, Josiah died in battle at age 39—and God carried out His promised punishment on Judah via the Babylonian captivity. 0000009895 00000 n /CreationDate (D:20090118161720-06'00') %%EOF 0000175311 00000 n Bible to b as centra this hapç had asso( The Canonization of the Bible Canonization, broadly construed as the pro- cess through which the Bible became the Bible, is only vaguely understood. 0000011174 00000 n 0000011223 00000 n %PDF-1.4 %���� In the early church, many of these “other books” were floating around the churches, and contained ideas and teachings which caused problems in these churches. Like Hezekiah, King Josiah found himself up against a formidable foe—this time the Babylonians—while attempting to revive the proper worship of God (II Kings 22-23; II Chron. The process of canonization was relatively long and remarkably flexible and detached; various books in use were recognized as inspired, but the Church Fathers noted, without embarrassment or criticism, how some held certain books to be canonical and others did not. 0000017544 00000 n PDF Version. /Producer (pdfFactory 2.50 \(Windows XP Professional\)) 0000294749 00000 n "Rabbinic Judaism recognizes the twenty-four books of the Masoretic Text, commonly called the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible.Evidence suggests that the process of canonization occurred between 200 BC and AD 200. 0000293999 00000 n The completed Bible (66 books) is called the Canon of Holy Scriptures. For a book to be included in the Bible it was studied and measured against strict standards so that no mistakes could be made. 0000172830 00000 n 0000257389 00000 n Canonization of the Old Testament “The books that were later placed into the Old Testament canon were of a self-authenticating nature and did not derive their authority from a person or an ecclesiastical decree. 0000011548 00000 n So in an attempt to develop unity among all Christians, some of the authorities in the early church gathered together to decide whic… 0000005094 00000 n 0000008746 00000 n 0000006379 00000 n It is a reference to the canonization of the OT. The New Testament books were written after the life and death of Jesus Christ, between 45 to The foundation of the Old Testament (and the entire Bible) is the Pentateuch. third section, “The Bible as a Literary Text,” elucidates the liter-ary background of the Bible and shows how the Bible is a literar y masterpiece. 0000006155 00000 n It comes from the Greek word "kanwn" and Hebrew "qaneh" and Akkadian, qanu. the Bible to be complete. ��o������}4�S�ܶ�Π�O�e�W��{�����d�I�4SniL�Kz�Q �r�68�]nOhfkuˀMt��&ǐT��7�� � Lޡ޲&�X�w�?c���E���8 6�;���5�k�7�=��s�s�qcq�o�+��. Since it is complete, it must be closed. There were numerous controversies about what Christians should believe, how Christians should behave, and who gets to decide both. Origen (185-254 A.D.), a prolific early Christian writer, noted a commonly accepted list of 27 New Testament books, indicating that by the second or 0000000016 00000 n 1709 0 obj <>stream 0000257127 00000 n Page 1 The History of the Bible Session 11: Topic 2.2 Lorin L Cranford The Canonization of the New Testament Overview of Session 2.2 Canonization of the New Testament 2.2.1 Definitions 2.2.1.1 Establishing a definition 2.2.1.2 Closed / Open Canon Issue 2.2.2 History: Designing 2.2.2.1 The Second Century (100 AD - 200 AD) 0000013272 00000 n 0000015991 00000 n 0000015856 00000 n The process of canonization for the New Testament is similar to the Old even though the circumstances widely differed. 0000232277 00000 n 0000172757 00000 n 0000018108 00000 n 0000250865 00000 n /Creator (pdfFactory www.pdffactory.com) 0000295193 00000 n 0000145825 00000 n 4 0 obj languages receive their own Bible translations” (Readers Digest ABC’s of the Bible, p. 300). According to bible.org (2004), the word canon is used to describe those books recognized as inspired by God. 0000004663 00000 n 0000216638 00000 n endobj Men did not canonize Scripture; men simply recognized the authority of the books that God inspired. 0000008181 00000 n 1. 0000250605 00000 n H��W�v�F��+���a�0�t},Y�����t�Y��%:�(��� ��Wo�*���tg�P@����p���u6��$��{#5�$S����~:����|�����`����*�yv�~T?ɫ�X?9Z?%�Z�9X���I1n���ik���Z:.��g�TV�ec�B�2߽0����wFN? Canonization is the process by which the church determined what books belonged in the Bible (and here we are focusing on the New Testament). 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