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The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis

Edmon L. Gallagher and John D. Meade


This book contributes to the discussion on the development of the biblical canon by presenting clearly the early Christian lists of canonical books. Scholarly and popular literature frequently mentions the views of early Christians on the biblical canon, and frequently the information is wrong or insufficiently nuanced. This book clearly presents the early canon lists, with notes to guide the interpretation of the lists, and will clear up some confusion on the state of the Bible in early Christianity. The lists certainly do not solve every problem about the development of the Bible, and close ... More

Keywords: Bible, canon development, canon lists, early Christianity, church fathers, church councils, Judaism, Apocrypha, canon, canon methodology, lists, manuscripts, patristic citations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198792499
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198792499.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edmon L. Gallagher, author
Associate Professor of Christian Scripture, Heritage Christian University in Florence, Alabama

John D. Meade, author
Associate Professor of Old Testament at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona