Canon of Scripture

Recently in class I was asked about some helpful resources regarding the reliability of the Bible. Or more specifically, how can we know the 66 books we have in our Protestant Canon are the right ones and all there should be?

I mentioned F. F. Bruce’s classic, Canon of Scripture along with Bruce Metzger’s The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development and Significance.

However, to my shame I neglected to mention a more current, and truly the most helpful scholar on this subject – Michael J. Kruger of Canon Fodder! You will find a vast amount of helpful items on his blog along with links to his books.

I would draw your attention to these two posts in particular:

  1. The Complete Series: 10 Misconceptions About the NT Canon
  2. The Complete Series: Ten Basic Facts About the NT Canon that Every Christian Should Memorize