Probably the most basic, and most important, question one can ask about the Bible is “how do we know it’s true?” After all, other religious books also claim to be true. So why should we believe the Bible is any better or different from them? Continue reading
This week’s post is a relatively short one. It’s a quick review of Bruce Metzger’s, The Canon of the New Testament: It’s Origin, Development, and Significance. Published in 1997 and reprinted in 2009 by Oxford University Press, this book is a good resource (288 pages plus four appendices) for those who wonder how the New Testament came to include the 27 books that we know today.
Bruce Metzger (1914-2007) was a New Testament scholar and textual critic, expert in Greek, and a longtime professor at Princeton Theological Seminary. Continue reading