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  Canon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canon Law, all legislation adopted by an ecumenical council of the Catholic Church or promulgated by papal decree
Canon (fiction), the body of works that are considered to be "genuine" or "official" within a certain fictional universe.
Canon was originally an ancient Babylonian word for a Reed - a commonly growing plant in the marshes of the fertile crescent which was used for measurement.
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 Biblical canon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Significant separate manuscript traditions in the canonic Hebrew Bible are represented in the Septuagint translation's variants from the Masoretic text that was established through the Masoretes' scholarly collation of varying manuscripts, and in the independent manuscript traditions that are represented by the Dead Sea scrolls.
This partial canon lists the four gospels and the Letters of Paul, as well as two books of Revelation, one of John, another of Peter (the latter of which it notes is not often read in the churches).
A fourth book in the canon is the Doctrine and Covenants, a continually expanding work written in modern times by the presiding presidents of the LDS church, and believed by members to be the voice of God for the contemporary world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Biblical_canon   (5420 words)

 Biblical canon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Also the canonical epistles, seven in number: two epistles of the Apostle Peter, one epistle of the Apostle James, one epistle of the Apostle John, two epistles of another John, a priest, and one epistle of the Apostle Jude the Zealot.
This was identical with the Canon of the Council of Rome, but explicitly included the Book of Baruch, which may have been included in Jeremiah or Lamentations in the previous canon.
This canon was endorsed by Pope Damasus I.
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 Development of the Biblical Canon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Marcion's "New Testament"--the first to be compiled--forces the mainstream Church to decide on a core canon: the four gospels and letters of Paul.
But the periphery of the canon is not yet determined.
AD 200 (the Muratorian Canon), the NT consists of the 4 gospels; Acts; 13 letters of Paul (Hebrews is not included); 3 of the 7 General Epistles (1-2 John and Jude); and also the Apocalypse of Peter.
www.columbia.edu /cu/augustine/a/canon.html   (454 words)

 The Biblical Canon Of The Ethiopian Orthodox Church Today
The books for which canonicity is claimed (at least by some authorities), but which are not included in these large editions of the Bible, have not been printed in Ethiopia at all; so for these one can only turn to MSS or to foreign printed editions.
The canonicity of the books included in the large Geez and Amharic diglot, and large Amharic editions of the Bible, and in the 'narrower' Canon, can be regarded as undisputed in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church today.
From a traditionalist point of view the additional books of the 'broader' canon must be regarded as equally canonical; but it seems that in practice they may come to be regarded more as 'commentary' on the canonical books, and therefore as possessing only a derived authority.
www.islamic-awareness.org /Bible/Text/Canon/ethiopican.html   (2611 words)

 ipedia.com: Biblical canon Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The earliest known listing of canonical books is the Muratorian fragment, usually dated at 170 (based on an internal reference to Pope Pius I) but possibly as late as the early 4th century.
This partial canon lists four gospels and the Pauline epistles, as well as two books of apocalypse, one of John another of Peter (the latter of which it notes is not often read in the churches).
This Council was not binding, however, and in light of Luther's demands, the Catholic Church examined the question of the Canon in the Council of Trent, which reaffirmed the Canon of the Council of Florence.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament
The completion of the Jewish Canon, by the addition of the Prophets and Hagiographa as bodies to the Law, is attributed by conservatives to Esdras, the priest-scribe and religious leader of the period, abetted by Nehemias, the civil governor; or at least to a school of scribes founded by the former.
The 59th (or 60th) canon of the provincial Council of Laodicea (the authenticity of which however is contested) gives a catalogue of the Scriptures entirely in accord with the ideas of St. Cyril of Jerusalem.
In 1442, during the life, and with the approval, of this Council, Eugenius IV issued several Bulls, or decrees, with a view to restore the Oriental schismatic bodies to communion with Rome, and according to the common teaching of theologians these documents are infallible states of doctrine.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03267a.htm   (6740 words)

 Singing of Psalms: Part XII
Not only does the canon serve as an authoritative rule of what practice is permitted in worship, but it also supplies the text to be recited in certain specified acts of worship.
Given that the Lord has instituted worship song as a permanent ordinance for his church, the inclusion of the Book of Psalms in the canon of Scripture demonstrates that the provision of a text for this ordinance is a divinely intended function of the canon.
The biblical testimony is that worship song is a divine ordinance, that the text of worship song is a divine provision through inspired prophets, that the Lord has deposited such a text in the canon of Scripture, and that the canon is sufficient for the religious functions for which it was given.
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 Sundberg: Old Testament of the Early Church
Thus, it is evident that the canon in Sirach consisted of the Law and the Prophets.
The second attack on the consensus on the Hebrew canon was in the form of a paper by J. Lewis (1964), read before the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature at Union Theological Seminary on December 28, 1962.
In Sundberg 1968:154 and 1966 I suggest that Jerome held that the Jewish canon of scriptures was the canon of Jesus and the Apostles.
department.monm.edu /classics/Speel_Festschrift/sundbergJr.htm   (11678 words)

 The Canon of Scripture
Fixing the canon for Roman Catholics in 1546.
The Canon of the New Testament, an essay by F. Bruce.
The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament, an essay by Benjamin Warfield.
www.bible-researcher.com /canon.html   (230 words)

It is not surprising then that the Christians rejected this Jewish Old Testament canon, and continued to use the Septuagint, a Greek version of the Old Testament produced in Alexandria beginning in the third century BC.
It is this edited canon of the Old Testament that is now in almost universal use, and is regarded as authoritative amongst traditions as diverse as Presbyterianism and Jehovah's Witnesses.
A basic knowledge of the process of canonization ensures that any concept of inerrancy is untenable, a weakness of those who have (to quote Luther) "swallowed the Holy Spirit feathers and all".
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 Jerry Stokes Hisword3 Canon
The word canon, in classical Greek, is properly a straight rod, "a rule" in the widest sense, and especially in the phrases "the rule of the Church," "the rule of faith," "the rule of truth," The first direct application of the term canon to the Scriptures seems to be in the verses of Amphilochius (cir.
If the entire canon of the Old Testament were formed, as some allege, by one man, or by one set of men, in a single age, then it is obvious that the books must have been separated into three groups on the basis of some material differences in their contents.
On the contrary, he limited the term "canonical" in its strict sense to the books which are inspired and received by the Jews, and denied that in the support of doctrine the books of Wisdom and Ecclesiasticus were of unquestioned authority, though long custom had entitled them to respect.
www.churches.net /churches/utmiss/Hisword/Hisword3.html   (17429 words)

 Web Directory: Biblical Canon
Evangelicals and the Canon of the New Testament.
The Origin and Authority of the Biblical Canon in the Anglican Church.
The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance, by Bruce Metzger.
www.bible-researcher.com /links04.html   (1780 words)

 GIRS Summary Studies in Reformed Theology: The Canon of Scripture
Canon is the authoritative rule by which things must be measured or tested.
The early church understood itself to be an expression of the new covenant in fulfillment of that which God promised in the Old Testament.
Given the biblical perspective of the testimony of the Holy Spirit to the heart of the believer, we can understand why the Bible has been received in the true church as the Canon of God.
www.girs.com /library/theology/syllabus/canon.html   (2615 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Formation of the Christian Biblical Canon: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Treating separately the canons of the Old and New Testaments, he provides translations of most of the ancient primary sources, good summaries of scholarly debates, and a useful guide to the extensive scholarly literature on the subject.
I believe that a careful study of the biblical message in its historical environment and in the community of faith where it was first acknowledged as scripture and canon will prove invaluable to the church.
His theory is not so much that there is an open canon, but rather there isn't really a canon at all, books can go in and out of the "canon" as per the community's practices.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1565630521   (1255 words)

 Biblical Studies
Michael Marlowe's lucid guide to details of the Greek text, English editions and ancient versions of the biblical canon provides a wealth of historical and exegetical information for students of the biblical text, including extensive annotated bibliographies of history of textual criticism and English versions of the Bible.
Biblical Studies Foundation's on-line annotated new English translation of the Old and New Testaments requires a browser that supports frames.
Society of Biblical Literature's searchable cyber-archive (1996 - present) of reviews of scholarly publications related to biblical studies offers free weekly e-mail notification of new entries.
virtualreligion.net /vri/bible.html   (1617 words)

 The Da Vinci Code, Conspiracy Theory and Biblical Canon
The Egerton gospel consists of quotations and paraphrases from all four of the canonical gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), and is clearly dependent upon the canonical gospels in three of its four units of material.
Constantine did not create the canon of “official” Gospels, but from the second century on, according to the outward attestation and manuscript evidence, the four canonical Gospels were already linked.
It was the canonical Gospels that helped to create the great interest in and reflection upon Jesus that led to creation, especially near the end of the first century and certainly in the second century and beyond, of a number of other gospel-like documents.
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 Theology Today - Vol 46, No.2 - July 1989 - BOOK NOTES - The Formation of the Christian Biblical Canon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In this book, McDonald treats a topic of current interest and heated debate as evidenced by the recent publication of several books that take up various aspects of the theological idea of a biblical canon and the historical phenomenon of its formation.
His book is a good historical introduction to the Christian canon for both undergraduate and seminary audiences.
His rather cautious analysis of the hermeneutical clues one might derive from the canonizing process (J. Sanders) or from its canonical product (B. Childs) is less satisfying and incisive, and will need to be supplemented with works that treat the idea of canon more theologically.
theologytoday.ptsem.edu /jul1989/v46-2-booknotes2.htm   (185 words)

 The Bible: Ethiopian Orthodox Old Testament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Ethiopian Orthodox church has the largest canon, which comes in two forms-- a narrower and a wider canon.
The narrower Old Testament canon includes the books of the Hebrew Bible, all of the Apocrypha, and "Jubilees (317K download), 1 Enoch (197K download), and Joseph ben Gurion's (Josippon's) medieval history of the Jews and other nations."
See also: The Biblical Canon Of The Ethiopian Orthodox Church Today.
gbgm-umc.org /umw/bible/ethold.stm   (275 words)

 The Formation of the Christian Biblical Canon by Lee M McDonald @ CenturyOne Bookstore
The Formation of the Christian Biblical Canon by Lee M McDonald @ CenturyOne Bookstore
McDonald has produced a timely study, considerably improved in the sections of the OT canon and generally more comprehensive for both testaments that in his first edition, that should command wide attention for years to come.
Chapter Five: The Biblical Canon of Jesus and Early Christianity
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 OLD TESTAMENT BIBLICAL CANON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
AD 30-100: Christians use the LXX as their scriptures.
AD 100: So Jewish rabbis meet at the Council of Jamniah and decide to include in their canon only 39 books, since only these can be found in Hebrew.
AD 1546: The Catholic Council of Trent reaffirms the canonicity of all 46 books.
www.themage.net /Bible/OldTestcannon.htm   (164 words)

 Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Library Booklist: The Biblical Canon - Its Formation, Authority and Influence
History of the formation of the Biblical canon.
Essays on major issues surrounding the contemporary use of the Bible.
Study of Lewis's views on the nature of Biblical inspiration, the role of revelation and the question of inerrancy.
www.pym.org /library/lists/biblcan.htm   (268 words)

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