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A page from a 13th Century copy of the LXX. Image from <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Development_of_the_Old_Testament_canon#/media/File:Codex_Vaticanus_B,_2Thess._3,11-18,_Hebr._1,1-2,2.jpg">Wikimedia</a>

The Old Testament Canon

Today we continue to answer the question: Why are some books in the Bible while others were excluded and how was that decided? The canon of the Old Testament is a much more complicated collection than the New Testament. Unlike the New Testament that was written, collected, and pretty much standardized in the course of 300 […]

Early manuscript of 1 & 2 Peter. Image from <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Testament#/media/File:Papyrus_Bodmer_VIII.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>

The New Testament Canon

Why are some books in the Bible while others were excluded and how was that decided? This is a great question! Today I’m going to address the New Testament canon. Let’s start off with a little bit of context. By the end of the first century or early in the second century, all of the […]