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Bibliography – How Did We Get the New Testament & How Can We Know It’s Reliable?

27 Apr

Tomorrow during our evening service (6pm) at Howick Baptist Church, I will be walking the folks through the answer to the above question.

Here is a bibliography of helpful resources on the subject of New Testament Canon. I suggest starting with the items in bold.

Bruce, F. F. The Canon of Scripture. Downers Grove, Ill: Inter-Varsity Press, 1988.

Comfort, Philip Wesley, and David P. Barrett. The complete text of the earliest New Testament manuscripts. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 1999.

Comfort, Philip Wesley. Early Manuscripts & Modern Translations of the New Testament. Wheaton, Ill: Tyndale House Publishers, 1990.

Comfort, Philip Wesley, and David P. Barrett. The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Ill: Tyndale House, 2001.

Elwell, Walter A., and Robert W. Yarbrough. Readings from the First-Century World: Primary Sources for New Testament Study. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 1998.

Evans, Craig A. Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies: A Guide to the Background Literature. Peabody, Mass: Hendrickson Publishers, 2005.

Hill, Charles E., and Michael J. Kruger. The Early Text of the New Testament. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Kruger, Michael J. Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2012.

Kruger, Michael J. The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Academic Press, 2013 (unpublished, to be released in November).

Michael Kruger’s Blog/website: http://michaeljkruger.com/

The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts

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One response to “Bibliography – How Did We Get the New Testament & How Can We Know It’s Reliable?

  1. dcsj

    28/04/2013 at 4:57 am

    Nice list, Joe. I recently discovered Michael Kruger’s blog. Very thoughtful guy. Added some other links to my bookmark file from this and a couple of items to my Amazon wish list.

    Maranatha!
    Don Johnson
    Jer 33.3

     

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