The Canon of Scripture, Part 4: The Other Books of Baruch

[Note: I am rebooting this series to always include links to the texts discussed, whether or not I accept them.  The previous three articles have had these links added.] The canon of Scripture is a settled issue, isn’t it? You’ve got your 66 books total, 39 in the Old Testament (24 by the Jewish counting) … Continue reading The Canon of Scripture, Part 4: The Other Books of Baruch

The Canon of Scripture, Part 1: The Apocrypha

The canon of Scripture is a settled issue, isn't it?  You've got your 66 books total, 39 in the Old Testament (24 by the Jewish counting) and 27 in the New Testament.  However, when you do the research, things are not so simple.  There are many "other" books claiming to be Scripture, a number of … Continue reading The Canon of Scripture, Part 1: The Apocrypha