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the biblical canon containing 66 books (39 OT, 27 NT)

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Protestant view on the canon [closed]

I am currently researching the Protestant view of the biblical canon and have encountered a variety of perspectives on the infallibility of the canon. For instance, the renowned Reformed theologian R....
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Is the Orthodox canon right? [closed]

I am considering becoming an Orthodox Christian but what is really stagnating me from joining the Orthodox Church is their canon: Orthodox Christians have a much larger canon than both Protestants and ...
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According to non-inerrantist Christians, what are the strongest arguments against the inerrancy of the Protestant Bible?

The Protestant Bible consists of 66 books. Some believe this set of books is inerrant. Others do not. Question: According to non-inerrantist Christians, what are the strongest arguments for the belief ...
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Do Protestant Trinitarians see a completeness of the canon of New Testament scripture in the number of books and authors?

There are 27 books in the Protestant, Trinitarian canon of scriptures of the New Testament writings. Which is three times three times three. There are 9 authors (Peter, James, Jude, Matthew, Paul, ...
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According to Protestant New Testament Scholars, can one argue for the inspiration & unity of scripture without using a “theological” claim or method?

Q: According to Protestant New Testament Scholars, can one argue for the inspiration & unity of scripture without using a “theological” claim or method? Suppose I were to argue for the unity & ...
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Who was the first Christian to list the books of the Old Testament in the Lutheran bible?

Who was the first Christian (not necessarily Lutheran) to list the books of the Old Testament in the Lutheran bible, without additions or subtractions, and without later changing his mind? This source ...
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Are there any historical Churches that do not recognize the 66 books from the Protestant Bible?

There are differences in the Bible Canon between Protestants, Roman-Catholics and Eastern-Orthodox and Oriental-Orthodox. But is the Protestant Canon of 66 books the common denominator? Aka, are there ...
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What are the most widely used simple-English bible translations in mainstream protestant churches?

For the purposes of reading longer sections of scripture as a story or for "un churched" audiences, more accessible versions can be really useful but there are a lot to choose between and ...
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Are there any Christians who reject the canonicity of the whole protestant Bible?

Are there any Christians who reject the canonicity of the standard protestant Bible? For example: Protestants reject the Books and additions which Catholics and Orthodox accept as canonical and which ...
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Question regarding different translations of the Bible into Japanese

I also posted this on the Japanese language site but I don’t feel like it fits very well in either category. If you can think of a better stack exchange site please let me know. Some background: My ...
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Why do 21st century Protestants still not include the deuterocanonical books in the canon?

Given the Protestant motto semper reformanda and the doctrine of sola scriptura which in essence strives to purify Christian teaching to be based only on the Word of God interpreted through the lens ...
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Do Bible translations matter? [closed]

I'm asking this from a born-again Christian perspective (so I guess this makes me an evangelical Protestant) and seeing how there's controversy over the KJV, NIV, ESV etc., does the type of Bible that ...
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Matthew 24:15-20, If we can't go back and get our clothes, where are we to go?

I'm horrible at asking questions on here, so please bear with me. As a Protestant, I'm struggling with finding answers to two questions dealing with Matthew 24:15-20. In Matthew 24:17-18 (NASB), ...
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Do Anglicans believe the decision on the 66 book canon was infallible?

Do Anglicans believe that the decision taken on the 66 book canon was an infallible decision? (like the attitude the Catholic Church has to the definition of the Canon in the Council of Trent). If so,...
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Is there something in Sirach that caused it to be considered Apocrypha?

My limited research on the topic suggests the only reason Sirach (or Ecclesiasticus or Ben Sira, etc.) was put in the Apocrypha was because the Jewish canon excluded it. As for why the Jewish canon ...
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How was Solomon considered one of the wisest?

According to Deuteronomy 17:14-17, there are a couple of rules a king should follow. From the NKJV: 14 “When you come to the land which the Lord your God is giving you, and possess it and dwell in ...
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To the LCMS Lutherans, how is the Bible the word of God?

A. The Bible is the Word of God. (means, all the words we read are the Words of God) B. The Bible contains the Word of God. (means, not all the words we read are the Words of God) C. other than A ...
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How did attitues to the deutero-canonical books in the Western Churches change during the second millenium? [closed]

What was the pre-Reformation understanding and how did that change during and after the Reformation Era for Protestants and for Catholics? What is the current position?
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Which is the book in the Protestant Bible containing most quotes of verses from other Bible books?

It'd be just interesting to know this as a fact. Also, to have an objective criteria, what will be the answer if we consider the percentage of verses in the corresponding book that are quotes(instead ...
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Why did the reformers include the book of Hebrews in the canon?

Related: Why was Hebrews included in the canon? It's widely known that Hebrews has been in the canon of most of Christendom for a long time, originally on the basis of Pauline authorship (see the ...
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Do any non-Swedenborgian Christian denominations have a smaller biblical canon than Protestantism?

As covered in the Wikipedia article on Biblical canon, among the major branches of Christianity Protestantism has the smallest biblical canon, due almost entirely to a smaller Old Testament canon. ...
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What arguments do KJV-only proponents give to support that the 1611 translation is better than say, Greek language Bibles?

I have an interlinear Bible, called the Apostolic Bible Polyglot, that presents the New Testament (along with the Old Testament, from the Septuagint) in Greek and English. Of the Complutensian ...
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What Bible "type" disambiguation?

Bible shopping...I like to read from the HCSB, but I've seen a number of "types" of Bibles available: Daily Bible Devotional Bible Study Bible Reference Bible Thinline Bible Can someone compare and ...
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Why do Protestants trust what Paul and Luke wrote 100%?

This has always been a big question for me. I can understand that many Christians believe there is good evidence for the resurrection of Jesus, and that gives a basis for their faith in the teaching ...
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What are the essential components of a Protestant evangelical church?

What are the essential attributes of a church, according to the Bible as interpreted by Protestant evangelical traditions? I've started a list but feel that it is incomplete: Ministries Missions ...
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Did Jesus use non-believers to perform acts of community service on his behalf?

I'm trying to answer this question, "What would Jesus do?" An organizations I am involved with is a network of foster homes that is used for emergency placement. These are the families that take kids ...
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Are there books that are included in the Protestant Bible that were disputed as canonical?

The topic of how the Bible was compiled, including the determining factors for which books are included is well-documented. There were some basic criteria as listed at http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-...
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What is the Biblical definition of "prophecy"?

In common parlance, prophecy is often considered to be "predicting the future." For some, it conjures up images of telephone psychics and the like. Others might envision a crystal ball. It generally ...
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Why are the books of the Protestant Bible in the order that they are in?

I am curious why the books of the Protestant Bible are in the order that they are in? Someone told me they thought the books were in some sort of chronological order - is that true? (I know the ...
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Are there "rational" criteria for which books appear in the Bible?

When I looked into "canon criticism" or "canonology" a while back, I came across numerous (alleged) criteria for whether a book is/was included in canon, such as "Old Testament books had to be written ...
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Why aren't the Biblical Apocrypha included in the protestant Bible? [duplicate]

Biblical Apocrypha are portions of Bible that are printed in some editions of Bible between Old and New Testament, sometimes called inter-testament. When Martin Luther was translating Latin bible into ...
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Is the "belly of a whore" phrase from the Bible?

Several times, I have heard a phrase along the lines of "It is better to plant thy seed in the belly of a whore than to be cast upon the ground." Is there a biblical reference for this phrase? I can'...
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The Dead Sea Scrolls and Protestant canon

Has the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls had any effect on which Old Testament books should be considered canonical by Protestants? I didn't know this until yesterday, but the dead sea scrolls ...
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