Understanding The Bible
STUDY REFERENCE
Clarence E. Mason's "BIBLICAL INTRODUCTION"
Part I
INTRODUCTION TO: the CANON

Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Jr.
Philadelphia College of Bible
circa
1970

I.     INTRODUCTION
    A.
    The PURPOSE of the course
    B.    The METHOD of study
    C.    Two things assumed and not investigated
    D.    The meaning of the word "canon"
    E.    Where does authority reside
    F.    Inadequate tests for canonicity
    G.    The true, guiding principle in determining of the canon
II.    THE OLD TESTAMENT CANON
    A.
    The Jewish Old Testament Canon
    B.    Explanation of this strange grouping of OT books
    C.    The gap between group one (the Law) and the two final groups
    D.    At what date was the canon Closed?
    E.    Evidence that the Jewish canon previously listed was composed of the only books received as inspired of God
    F.    The Old Testament Apocrypha
III.    THE NEW TESTAMENT CANON
    A.
    The added test for NT books
    B.    Things which tended to retard the process of NT canonization
    C.    Things which tended to hasten the process of NT canonization
    D.    The three periods or stages of NT canonization
IV.    CONCLUSION
    A.
    The two groups of NT books
    B.    Parting word

 

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