The Canon of the Bible: Its Formation, History, and Fluctuations

C. Kegan Paul, 1878 - 279 páginas

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Página 243 - Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation. In the name of the Holy Scripture, we do understand those canonical books of the Old and New Testament, of whose authority was never any doubt in the Church.
Página 50 - But as to the time from the death of Moses till the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, who reigned after Xerxes, the prophets, who were after Moses, wrote down what was done in their times in thirteen books. The remaining four books contain hymns to God, and precepts for the conduct of human life.
Página 243 - And the other Books (as Hierome saith) the Church doth read for example of life, and instruction of manners; but yet doth it not apply them to establish any doctrine : such are these following: The Third Book of Esdras.
Página 28 - Moses received the Torah* on Sinai, and handed it down to Joshua ; Joshua to the elders ; the elders to the prophets ; and the prophets handed it down to the men of the Great Synagogue.
Página 155 - Irenaeus insisted that there were four gospels, that there must be, and " he speaks frequently of these " gospels, and argues that they should be four in " number, neither more nor less, because there are " four universal winds, and four quarters of the " world ; " and he might have added : because donkeys have four legs. These facts can be found in " The History of the " Christian Religion to AD 200,
Página 243 - All the Books of the New Testament, as they are commonly received, we do receive, and account them Canonical.
Página 51 - ... during so many ages as have already passed, no one has been so bold as either to add anything to them, to take anything from them, or to make any change in them...
Página 59 - God forbid! — no man in Israel ever disputed about the Song of Songs [that he should say] that it does not render the hands unclean, for all the ages are not worth the day on which the Song of Songs was given to Israel; for all the Writings are holy, but the Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies.
Página 23 - For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
Página 50 - For we have not an innumerable multitude of books among us, disagreeing from and contradicting one another [as the Greeks have], but only twenty-two books*, which contain the records of all the past times, which are justly believed to be divine.

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