Where did the Bible come from?
How did the writers determine what would go in the Bible?
Who decides what goes in the Bible?
Do we have any answers?
These are good questions to which I have some answers.
These aren’t answers I came up with, but they come from a book I read titled “God Wrote A Book” by James MacDonald. I used to listen to his sermons on the radio for many years on my way to work in the mornings. I am thrilled to have this little book in my hand. I am finding answers to many of my questions.
Let’s look at one of the subjects that address how it was determined which books would go into the Bible.
Break it down, James.
James breaks this down into four categories. We are going to look at the first one in this post. Take care to visit again to read the others.
Let’s look at a word that many of us have heard but have no idea what it means.
What is a “canon?”
“The word “canon” actually means “measuring rod.” So the canon of Scripture in the Bible is a collection of books that “measured up.”
“There are four categories in which the available religious writings were placed according to scholars, and the first category was called the “Homolegomena,” which means “one word” or “agreement.” Everyone accepted these books.”
Tune in next time when we will look at category number two – Antilegomena.
Thanks for stopping by, and may God richly bless you.
Psalm 1:1-2, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.”