Erika Santiago

How We Got Our Bible

Erika Santiago
Erika Santiago
How We Got Our Bible
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This episode is part one of two on this topic focusing only on how the canon was formed. It’s an intriguing historical survey that connects the dots to our present day bible.

This week, we’re talking about how the biblical canon was formed. We will journey through the history through about 400AD. After that, the story isn’t about how we got our bible but more about how we translated the bible. Historically, the eventual affirmation of the 27 books of the New Testament was by African church fathers and religious councils agreeing that the if the eyewitnesses were okay with these books as scripture, then they were too. 

““Part of making sense of the Bible is understanding that it is 66 books writtten over a long period of time with different authors and different issues that we believe ultimately was under superintendence of the Holy Spirit in some form.” Esau McCaulley, author of “Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope” 

Resources:
How We Got Our Bible by Ryan Reeves
Ryan Reeves’ Church History YouTube Channel
Lucian of Antioch
Origen


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