Discover the Fascinating Story of the Origin of the New Testament
The Making of the New Testament is a journey of discovery into the origin, collection, copying and canonizing of the New Testament documents. You will explore in-depth answers to:
What motivated the early Christians to commit teaching, events and prophesy to writing?
How were the stories and teaching of Jesus circulated, handed down and shaped into four Gospels instead of just one?
Who decided — and by what criteria — which documents would be included in the New Testament?
What leaders and historical events played a significant role in the early development of canon and ground-breaking translations.
Topical searches are enhanced by a complete glossary and frequent links within the text. In-depth study is aided through explanations of difficulties regarding parablepsis , omitted text, dittography , word repetition, and metathesis , changes of letter order within words. Also included are appendices that list significant leaders of the early church, early manuscripts specifying the textual portions of the New Testament contained, and early and later canonical lists of the New Testament. Where present in the print edition, photos, charts and information tables are carried over and dynamically linked to other resources within PC Study Bible.