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Hermeneutics and the Canon of Scripture (Part 1)

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Lesson

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Outline

Hermeneutics and the Canon of Scripture

I. Background Information

A. Scripture in Jesus' Day

B. Scripture in the Early Church

II. The Rise of Canon Consideration

A. The Heresy of Marcion

B. Codex Invention

C. Persecution

III. Historical Development

A. New Testament References

1. Colossians 4:14-16

2. 1 Thessalonians 5:27

3. 2 Peter 3:16

4. 1 Timothy 5:18

5. Acts 20:35

B. Early Church Writings

1. 1st Clement

2. Didache

3. Writings of Papius

4. Epistles of Barnabas

5. Diatesseron

6. Muratorian canon/p>

7. Writings of Irenaeus

a. Homolegoumena

b. Antilegomena

IV. Clarification of the Canon of Scripture

A. Eusebius