Saturday, November 08, 2003

How did we get the New Testament?

Working on my 2nd paper for Ecclesiastical History 1. These three books are excellent sources for how the New Testament was written, collected, and canonized. The books by Patzia and Metzger provide scriptures and historical citations to support their work. They also include the different theories on authorship and inclusion in the canon. Good for the layperson or student.

Arthur G. Patzia
The Making of the New Testament: Origin, Collection, Text, and Canon Intervarsity Press, 1995
ISBN 0-8308-1859-6

Bruce Manning Metzger
The New Testament: Its Background, Growth, and Content
Abingdon Press, 1965

The Oxford Companion to the Bible
edited by Bruce M. Metzger and Michael D. Coogan
Oxford University Press, 1993
ISBN 0-19-504645-5

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