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#22 - History of the canonization of the books of the Bible

by Robert Nguyen Cramer

This BibleTexts website administrator has very much enjoyed questions and insights that have been emailed to him ever since this site was launched in September of 1996. On this page I share with BibleTexts browsers a few of the questions, insights, and responses, so that we all can further learn from and with each other.


Question/insight #22: "My question regards the original compilation of both the OT and NT- who selected, among the many historical and spiritual writings, those writings that compose the Bible?"

Response #22: Your question really amounts to, "How was the OT and NT canon determined?" You can begin by reading in Bible dictionaries or standard encyclopedias some articles on "canon." Many one-volume commentaries also have such articles.

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