Dating the new testament canon
Discover how God's Word has been painstakingly preserved, and for extended periods even suppressed, during its long and arduous journey from creation to present day English translations.Note: This is the first installment of a new blog series announced here.Sure, there are a few scholars have attempted to put the in the first century, but this has not met with much success.After all the scholarly dust has settled, even critics agree that these four are the earliest accounts of Jesus that we possess. First, it should be noted that there are disagreements about the dating of some New Testament books.Metzger 1987 draws the following conclusion about Clement: Clement...
As God's Spirit breathed on the authors of the Bible, they recorded the messages with whatever resources were available at the time.
Other Christian writings existed in the first century that were not canonical—and perhaps we will discover some of these in the future.