Muratorian canon


Muratorian canon
A list in Latin of NT books dating from the second part of the 2nd cent. in an 8th-cent. MS discovered by Lodovico Antonio Muratori in 1740. It is usually held to be the earliest known list of writings accepted by the Church as normative. The total of twenty-two books omits Hebrews, 1 and 2 Peter, James, and 3 John, but includes the Wisdom of Solomon and the Apocalypse of Peter (a 2nd-cent. work with a description of heaven and hell, not eventually accepted by the Church).

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  • Muratorian Canon — • Also called the Muratorian Fragment, after the name of the discoverer and first editor, L. A. Muratori (in the Antiquitates italicae , III, Milan, 1740, 851 sq.), the oldest known canon or list of books of the New Testament Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Muratorian Canon —  Мураторианский канон …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Canon of the New Testament — • The idea of a complete and clear cut canon of the New Testament existing from the beginning, that is from Apostolic times, has no foundation in history Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Canon of the New Testament      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Muratorian fragment — The Muratorian fragment is a copy of perhaps the oldest known list of the books of the New Testament. The fragment, consisting of 85 lines, is a 7th century Latin manuscript bound in an eighth or 7th century codex that came from the library of… …   Wikipedia

  • canon — The word in Greek means a ‘rule’ or ‘standard’ and is applied to those books in the Bible which have been recognized as authoritative, but in both OT and NT the process of finalizing the canon was gradual and controversial. Jews agreed that the… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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  • Development of the Christian biblical canon — Bible portal The Christian Biblical canon is the set of books Christians regard as divinely inspired and constituting the Christian Bible. Books included in the Christian Biblical canons of both the Old and New Testament were decided at the… …   Wikipedia

  • Development of the Old Testament canon — For the Jewish canon, see Development of the Jewish Bible canon. For the New Testament canon, see Development of the New Testament canon. Part of a series on …   Wikipedia

  • Development of the Christian Biblical canon — The Biblical canon is the set of books Christians regard as divinely inspired and thus constituting the Christian Bible. The Christian Biblical Canon consists of the canons of the Old and New Testaments.Development of the Old Testament canonThe… …   Wikipedia


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