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Bibliology – The Doctrine of the Bible

Section 5 – Part 4

The Canonicity of the Bible

2. The Canonicity of the Old Testament

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

• 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?

• Does the book have a divine capacity to transform lives?

• Was the book accepted as God’s Word by the people to whom it was first delivered?

• Concerns about canonicity

• Books that were not immediately recognized

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