Just for fun - chart of the contemporary New Testament canon

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Mar 15 2021 4:00 AM

No, this does not reflect my beliefs, it reflects my curiosity.

  • The standard canon of the New Testament is given divided into those books accepted by all major canons (blue) and those not universally accepted (orange). This includes the Coptic canon but not the Ethiopian as I don't have quick access to the number of chapters in the Ethiopian only books.
  • The neo-canon (gray) include primarily the additional books added in A New New Testament, a resource available in Logos and used in some progressive Christian lectionaries.
  • The number of chapters in a book determines the size of the arc assigned. I haven't found a good size so that the titles of the shorter books show ... but I'll continue working on it.
  • Ultimately I also want to show the books that were at one time considered to be canonical in a major tradition but are no longer included.
  • This is a first cut not a finished product.

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 15 2021 5:40 AM

MJ. Smith:

A New New Testament, a resource available in Logos

Searched for “New New Testament” but did not find that resource available – a link please.

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 15 2021 5:44 AM

David Ames:

Searched for “New New Testament” but did not find that resource available – a link please.

https://general.ebooks.faithlife.com/product/147760/a-new-new-testament-a-bible-for-the-twenty-first-century-combining-traditional-and-newly-discovered-texts 

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 15 2021 7:23 AM

Awesome 👏 I’ll get the resource with my bday coupon 👍😁👌

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 16 2021 6:51 AM

HJ. van der Wal:

David Ames:

Searched for “New New Testament” but did not find that resource available – a link please.

https://general.ebooks.faithlife.com/product/147760/a-new-new-testament-a-bible-for-the-twenty-first-century-combining-traditional-and-newly-discovered-texts 

As I read the description for this book, is this author advocating that the other writings not included in our current New Testament should be read and accepted as canon? 

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 16 2021 6:54 AM

Mattillo:

HJ. van der Wal:

David Ames:

Searched for “New New Testament” but did not find that resource available – a link please.

https://general.ebooks.faithlife.com/product/147760/a-new-new-testament-a-bible-for-the-twenty-first-century-combining-traditional-and-newly-discovered-texts 

As I read the description for this book, is this author advocating that the other writings not included in our current New Testament should be read and accepted as canon? 

Nevermind... I think I'll pass on this one. Interesting though

https://www.michaeljkruger.com/review-of-a-new-new-testament-part-1/ 

https://www.michaeljkruger.com/review-of-a-new-new-testament-part-2/ 

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 16 2021 9:56 AM

MJ. Smith:
This includes the Coptic canon but not the Ethiopian as I don't have quick access to the number of chapters in the Ethiopian only books.

Waiting with 'bated breath'. Josippon quickly comes to mind as to 'canon'. 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 16 2021 2:37 PM

Mattillo:
As I read the description for this book, is this author advocating that the other writings not included in our current New Testament should be read and accepted as canon? 

I'm staying out of this one ... there are too many definitions of canon that are theologically loaded and I don't know the author's definition of canon.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 16 2021 3:06 PM

I’ll just get it for research 🔬 

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 17 2021 4:10 PM

Mattillo:

Nevermind... I think I'll pass on this one. Interesting though

I pass also and thanks for the links to the reviews.

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