Lesson 21: The Making of the Bible

The Christian Bible developed over the first four centuries of the early church. It developed out of Jewish ideas of sacred writing but took its own path, with a particular emphasis on the apostolic roots of the new writings. The Christian Bible developed as a collection of collections, in concert with technological changes that led to the triumph of the codex over the scroll. In the fourth century, the orthodox church settled on a final canon.

 

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LESSON 21 HANDOUT (PDF)

 

KEY FIGURES & TERMS
Canon, Torah, Neviā€™im, Ketuvim, 4th Esdras, Septuagint, scroll vs. codex

 


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