Christians do not agree on the list of books that comprise the biblical canon. To be sure, they do agree on most of them. But nonetheless, there are several distinct biblical canons that disagree on the inclusion of so-called Deuterocanonical or Apocryphal books, as well as the proper form of books like Daniel and the Psalms. With […]
Should Protestants accept the Deuterocanon?
In response to my article “Should additions to the biblical texts be treated as canon?” Simon K posed the following question: “Did Protestants do the right thing by rejecting the deuterocanon? Should that decision be reconsidered? You are discussing here whether people should accept textual variants as inspired; but which books should be accepted in […]
Should additions to the biblical texts be treated as canon?
Occasionally I get asked about the canonical status of additions and interpolations to the original writings of the New Testament. (The Old Testament is a somewhat different matter since the original forms of the texts that comprise this collection is shrouded in the mists of antiquity in a way that it is not for the New […]