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