Biblical canon

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  • The Biblical Canon Of The Bible

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    The Biblical Canon For as long as records have been maintained, the Bible remains the bestselling book worldwide, year after year (Jeynes, 2012). One might be curious about the reasons it is popular, or more importantly, how did it come about. Called the canon of Scriptures, or a ‘list’, it is the compilation of biblical books regarded by Christians as “uniquely authoritative” (Klein, Blomberg, & Hubbard, Jr., 1993, p. 103). It includes 66 books encompassing thousands of years of history, written

  • Reflection Paper

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    Christians, we have to understand the importance of the Canon, or truths given to us by God. The incident described in the paragraph is a perfect example that shows how this generation rejects the Scriptures, and looks at them as just a story written by a group of guys. What they fail to understand is that the Word of God has no error, and was a gift given to each one of us from the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the Canon. The definition of the word canon is a “measuring rod” or “ruler.” Our Bible is the

  • The Structure of Biblical Authority

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    In his book, Structure of Biblical Authority, Meredith Kline explains, describes, and defends the suzerain-vassal paradigm of the biblical covenant and canon of Scripture. Scripture’s authority, according to Kline is not merely related to its ontology (that God has spoken it); but in its basic economic form, Scripture is a covenantal document and therefore is authoritative. It is through this covenant that God binds himself to his covenant people and they to him. As our covenant suzerain, God sovereignly

  • Explain the Purpose of Hermeneutics

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    The primary need of Hermeneutics is to determine and understand the meaning of Biblical text. The purpose of Hermeneutics is to bridge the gap between our minds and the minds of the Biblical writers through a thorough knowledge of the original languages, ancient history and the comparison of Scripture with Scripture. Through Hermeneutics, Biblical Interpretation can be achieved in three ways; historically, the message and the doctrine. The Bible is totally authoritive and inspired by God, however

  • Canonization of Scripture (How the Bible Was Compiled?)

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    allowed his words to be so misconstrued for so many years? The Hebrew canon, known to us as the Old Testament, is a collection of 24 “books” accepted by

  • Biblical Approach : Canonical Criticism Essay

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    appraises the biblical approach known as Canonical criticism. The paper will illustrate the historical dimension of this biblical method, and its methodologies. It is assumed that the evaluation of the different canonical approaches by the two key scholars: Brevard Childs and James Sanders will explicate the principles of this biblical method, and of course supply insightful concepts for clearer understanding of the canon criticism. Historical Development of the canon: How was the canon formed? The

  • The Foundation of Orthodoxy and the Canon

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    The Foundation of Orthodoxy and the Canon: There are several areas in the early church on essential issues such as the deity of Christ, nature, and humanity. This period of dispute was also characterized with the emergence of groups like Gnostics, which brought a completely new set of presumed beliefs to the faith that came alongside the faith and in total compromised tenets of the faith. These new beliefs were supposedly based on the truth of Christ’s teachings as presented to his followers.

  • canonical criteria Essay

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    elements and relevant information as it relates to the Canonical Criteria. The Biblical canon that we find in Jewish Christian are listed in and throughout the various books in the Bible. They are recognized as being inspired by God which makes them sacred. They are very profound and valid to the particular religion or community group of believers as it pertains to their faith and livelihood in the Kingdom of God. The word canon is derived from the Greek word (kanon) which is define as a reed. It later

  • The And Authority Of The New Testament Canon

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    Testament canon is often a topic of debate and scrutiny; however, Dr. Michael J. Kruger provided an excellent, well-written justification of how the New Testament canon came to be the 27 books known today. Kruger is President and the Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Other publications include The Gospel of the Savior, The Question of Canon, The Heresy of Orthodoxy, Gospel Fragments, and A Biblical-Theological

  • Revelation Is The Act And The Result Of God

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    Definition of Revelation (in Bibliology) Revelation is the act and the result of God by which HE communicates to man the truth concerning Himself in relation to His creatures, and conveys to man the knowledge of His will. It includes general revelation and special revelation. God has given His revelation progressively concerning Himself and His will in a variety of forms and media (Heb.1:1). The special revelation is recorded in the Old and New Testaments. The Sources of General Revelation 1) Nature-creation