Bibliology Session 25
Bibliology – The Doctrine of the Bible
Section 5 – Part 3 The Canonicity of the Bible
2. The Canonicity of the OT
a. Tests of Canonicity
• False tests of canonicity
• The age of a book
• Its agreement with the Pentateuch
• Because it was written in Hebrew
• Because of its religious value
• Because a religious community has accepted it
True tests of canonicity
The church is determiner of the canon.
The church is mother of the canon.
The church is magistrate of the canon.
The church is regulator of the canon.
The church is judge of the canon.
The church is discoverer of the canon.
The church is child of the canon.
The church is minister of the canon.
The church is recognizer of the canon.
The church is witness of the canon.
• Was the book written by a prophet of God?
• Was the writer authenticated often by acts of God?
• Does the book tell the truth about God, with no falsehood or contradiction?
2 Macc 12  and they turned to prayer, beseeching that the sin which had been committed might be wholly blotted out. And the noble Judas exhorted the people to keep themselves free from sin, for they had seen with their own eyes what had happened because of the sin of those who had fallen.  He also took up a collection, man by man, to the amount of two thousand drachmas of silver, and sent it to Jerusalem to provide for a sin offering. In doing this he acted very well and honorably, taking account of the resurrection.  For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen would rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead.  But if he was looking to the splendid reward that is laid up for those who fall asleep in godliness, it was a holy and pious thought. Therefore he made atonement for the dead, that they might be delivered from their sin.
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