A biblical canon or canon of scripture is a list of texts (or "books") which a
particular religious community regards as authoritative scripture. The word "
Old Testament Canon The idea of a finished Old Testament canon was spoken
by both biblical and nonbiblical sources. Flavius Josephus, a Jewish writer of the
Canon [B]. This word is derived from a Hebrew and Greek word denoting a reed
or cane. Hence it means something straight, or something to keep straight; and ...
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. Determining the canon was a process ...
Jul 17, 2004 ... There must be an authority which will make that decision. The canon of the Bible
refers to the definitive list of the books which are considered to ...
Do you know how the books of the Bible were chosen? Learn more about the 66
books of the Bible, known as the 'canon.'
In Protestant Christianity, the canon is the body of scripture comprised in the
Bible consisting of the 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New
A conservative, bible believing perspective! God's providence gave us the 27
book New Testament Canon, not the church. God, not men decided the canon.
An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine (Zondervan, 1994) "The Canon of Scripture.
What belongs in the Bible and what does not belong?" Used with permission.
Anabaptists: How We Got Our Bible -- a collection of writings on how the Bible of
canon came to us.