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Hermeneutics and the Canon of Scripture (Part 2)

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The books that make up the Bible


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


B. Recognition of our 27 NT Books

C. The Protestant - Roman Catholic Debate

V. Factors in Recognizing Authoritative Books

A. Apostolic Authorship

B. Continuous Usage

C. Unity and Agreement

D. Superintendence of the Holy Spirit

VI. Arrangement of NT Books

VII. Concluding Comments

A. Inerrancy

B. Inspiration