Bible NT Canons - Church Fathers, Councils & Apocrypha

bible canons

The New Testament Bible was debated for over 300 years following Jesus' Cruxifixion.

The canon of the New Testament is a set of books Christians regard as divinely inspired and constituting the New Testament of the Christian Bible. Historically, there was major disagreement over which books to include and exclude ('Apocrypha') from the New Testament Bible. This conflict raged on in the Church councils and synods between Church fathers.

Diversity in early Christianity meant each church had their own unique version of Christian beliefs and rituals. No single version of Christianity or Christian scripture was universally accepted until much later.

After much debate, the New Testament Bible canon was officially announced in 397 AD at the Council of Carthage (Tunisia); 367 years after Jesus' crucifixion.
W Books_of_the_Bible


SELECT A TAB TO VIEW
NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE CANON
  Muratorian
170 AD
Codex Sinaiticus
360 AD
Peshitta
460 AD
Vulgate
420 AD
King James KJV
1611 AD
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation
APOCRYPHA
Apocrypha are texts written of unknown authorship or of doubtful origin. The term 'Apocrypha' commonly appears in Christian religious contexts concerning disagreements about biblical canonicity.
Gospel of Thomas
Gospel of Truth
Gospel of the Twelve
Gospel of Peter
Gospel of Basilides
Gospel of the Egyptians
Gospel of the Hebrews
Gospel of Matthias
Traditions of Matthias
Preaching of Peter
Acts of Andrew
Acts of Paul
Acts of John
Epistle to the Laodiceans
1 Clement
Epistle of Barnabas
Didache
Shepherd of Hermas
Apocalypse of Peter
NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH FATHER (1-6)
Ignatius
35-107 AD
Polycarp
69-155 AD
Marcion
85-160 AD
Valentinus
100-160 AD
Justin Martyr
100-165 AD
Irenaeus
140-202 AD
Mark
Matthew
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation
APOCRYPHA
Apocrypha are texts written of unknown authorship or of doubtful origin. The term 'Apocrypha' commonly appears in Christian religious contexts concerning disagreements about biblical canonicity.
Gospel of Thomas
Gospel of Truth
Gospel of the Twelve
Gospel of Peter
Gospel of Basilides
Gospel of the Egyptians
Gospel of the Hebrews
Gospel of Matthias
Traditions of Matthias
Preaching of Peter
Acts of Andrew
Acts of Paul
Acts of John
Epistle to the Laodiceans
1 Clement
Epistle of Barnabas
Didache
Shepherd of Hermas
Apocalypse of Peter
NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH FATHER (7-12)
  Clement
150-215 AD
Tertullian
155-240 AD
Origen
184-253 AD
Eusebius
260-340 AD
Athanasius 1
296-373 AD
Didymus
313-398 AD
Mark
Matthew
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation
APOCRYPHA
Apocrypha are texts written of unknown authorship or of doubtful origin. The term 'Apocrypha' commonly appears in Christian religious contexts concerning disagreements about biblical canonicity.
Gospel of Thomas
Gospel of Truth
Gospel of the Twelve
Gospel of Peter
Gospel of Basilides
Gospel of the Egyptians
Gospel of the Hebrews
Gospel of Matthias
Traditions of Matthias
Preaching of Peter
Acts of Andrew
Acts of Paul
Acts of John
Epistle to the Laodiceans
1 Clement
Epistle of Barnabas
Didache
Shepherd of Hermas
Apocalypse of Peter
NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH COUNCIL
Apostolic Canon
c. 400 AD
Council Laodicea
c. 364 AD
Council Carthage
c. 397 AD
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Tito (Titus)
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Apocalypsis
1 Epis Cl
2 Epis Cl
1 Clement
2 Clement
3 Clement
4 Clement
5 Clement
6 Clement
7 Clement
8 Clement
Total Books
36
26
27

1 Athanasius' letter is the earliest authoritative statement to fix the Christian New Testament Bible as we know it today. Source: http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/issues/issue-28/367-athanasius-defines-new-testament.html

TABLE KEY
Symbol Opinion of Authority
True; accepted scriptural; or quoted from very approvingly
Possible; approving quotation or allusion
Acceptable but only with changes
Disputed; dubious; or useful for inspiration/spurious (Eusebius)
False; heretical; heterodox; quoted from very disapprovingly
No Mention; not mentioned or quoted from; opinion unknown


CREDIT
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthodox_Tewahedo_biblical_canon
http://www.ntcanon.org/table.shtml
http://www.earlychristianhistory.info/canon.html
http://unveiling-christianity.net/2009/08/23/whose-canon-is-divinely-inspired/
http://www.bible.ca/ef/topical-the-earliest-new-testament-manuscripts.htm
http://www.truthnet.org/Bible-Origins/8_Transmission-of-the-Old-Testament/index.htm
http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Bible/Text/Canon/canonages.html
https://docslide.us/documents/anke-wanger-canon-in-the-eotc.html
  Share Article if you found it useful
1522 views · 2 hrs ago |   Author: Guest   •   Updated: 11 Jun 2019
ALL ARTICLES ARE INTENDED FOR GENERAL EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. ALL INFORMATION IS BELIEVED TO BE CORRECT, ACCURATE AND TRUTHFUL. YOU ARE ADVISED TO DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH. ARTICLES ARE LIVE DOCUMENTS AND MAY BE UPDATED WITH NEW CONTENT AT ANY TIME. WHERE AVAILABLE, SOURCES AND REFERENCES ARE CREDITED. IF YOU SPOT ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR GIVE FEEDBACK KINDLY CONTACT US WITH DETAILS
155-bible-canons-nta

22  Videos with 'Bible+canon'
Video: 2:17:40
1776 views · 20 hrs ago | 4 years ago
1 of 22   
Video: 20:01
799 views · 6 hrs ago | 3 years ago
2 of 22   
Video: 9:42
758 views · 14 hrs ago | 3 years ago
3 of 22   
Video: 20:01
766 views · 1 day ago | 3 years ago
4 of 22   
Video: 20:01
720 views · 2 days ago | 3 years ago
5 of 22   
Video: 15:20
737 views · 2 days ago | 3 years ago
6 of 22   
Video: 26:21
797 views · 2 days ago | 3 years ago
7 of 22   
Video: 48:54
808 views · 1 hr ago | 3 years ago
8 of 22   
Video: 28:40
918 views · 21 hrs ago | 3 years ago
9 of 22   
Video: 31:15
900 views · 1 day ago | 3 years ago
10 of 22   
Video: 4:31
925 views · 1 hr ago | 3 years ago
11 of 22   
Video: 0:53
816 views · 7 hrs ago | 2 years ago
12 of 22   
Video: 1:47
661 views · 3 hrs ago | 2 years ago
13 of 22   
Video: 0:31
1063 views · 3 hrs ago | 2 years ago
14 of 22   
Video: 1:19
767 views · 6 hrs ago | 2 years ago
15 of 22   
Video: 1:27
838 views · 18 hrs ago | 2 years ago
16 of 22   
Video: 5:42
1063 views · 6 hrs ago | 2 years ago
17 of 22   
Video: 28:18
775 views · 23 hrs ago | 2 years ago
18 of 22   
Video: 1:36
532 views · 21 hrs ago | 2 years ago
19 of 22   
Video: 7:46
656 views · 22 hrs ago | 2 years ago
20 of 22   
Video: 15:50
382 views · 30 mins ago | 1 year ago
21 of 22   
Video: 32:55
353 views · 21 hrs ago | 10 months ago
22 of 22   


News on 'Church father'

Results: 1 News Items
Displayed in Date Order (most recent first)
1.   So You Think You're Smarter Than the Early Church Fathers? Patheos
Published: 23 May 2016   |   363 views · 1 day ago
Watch Video 
NAVIGATE ARTICLES
ORDER: Article Title A-Z
Articles
All Articles (152)
10 Commandments - Bible vs Quran
10160 views · 7 hrs ago
10 Commandments - Christian vs Muslim
3991 views · 2 mins ago
10 Red Heifers (Cows)
2464 views · 47 mins ago
5 reasons Abraham sacrificed Ishmael
4049 views · 5 hrs ago
Abrahamic Religions
8765 views · 19 mins ago
Angels - 41 Angels from the Abrahamic Religions
5075 views · 14 mins ago
Are you a Muslim?
30417 views · 1 hr ago
Arius vs Bishop Athanasius
6206 views · 2 hrs ago
Bible - 12% of New Testament copied from Old Testament
2762 views · 38 mins ago
Bible - 18 Ego Eimi (I AM) statements, like John 8:58
4634 views · 18 hrs ago
Bible - 27 Verses on Yahweh, Elohim(s) and The Gods
3212 views · 34 mins ago
Bible - 400 NT Jesus Prophecies copied from OT
1680 views · 5 hrs ago
Bible - 75 Verses on drinking Wine & Alcohol
3576 views · 8 hrs ago
Bible - Exodus 3:14 Translations
2629 views · 51 mins ago
Bible - King James (KJV) & 37 'Disputed' Verses
1615 views · 26 mins ago
Bible - Lost Books of the Bible
2193 views · 3 hrs ago
Bible - Mark 16:9-20 Text Analysis
2182 views · 1 hr ago
Bible - Matthew 28:19: Greek vs Hebrew
6076 views · 17 hrs ago
Bible - Pagan Texts in the Bible
1978 views · 16 hrs ago
Bible - Revelation, A Forgery
1947 views · 33 mins ago
Bible - Scholars on John's Gospel
1451 views · 34 mins ago
Bible - The Synoptic Problem
2059 views · 2 hrs ago
Bible - Violence & Killings
2000 views · 7 hrs ago
Bible Authors: Who Wrote It?
2073 views · 2 hrs ago
Bible Errors - 672 Variants
2531 views · 1 hr ago
Bible History - KJV vs NIV
2519 views · 9 hrs ago
Bible NT - 55% of New Testament Papyrus contain under 3% of Biblical Text
1176 views · 7 hrs ago
Bible NT - Codex Sinaiticus exposes 312 year gap since Jesus crucifixion
1909 views · 28 mins ago
Bible NT Canons - Church Fathers, Councils & Apocrypha
1522 views · 2 hrs ago
Bible OT - Dead Sea Scrolls expose a 1303 year gap since Moses life
1453 views · 1 hr ago
Bible OT Canons - Church Fathers, Councils & Apocrypha
1177 views · 3 hrs ago
Bible Verses - KJV vs NIV
3839 views · 3 hrs ago
Blasphemy Laws in 35 Christian Countries
1044 views · 2 hrs ago
Book Burnings in Roman, Catholic and Protestant society
1678 views · 3 hrs ago
Catholic vs Protestant - Bible
2425 views · 11 hrs ago
Catholic vs Protestant - Christianity
2751 views · 3 hrs ago
Child Abuse & Grooming Gangs (UK)
1285 views · 43 mins ago
Child Abuse, Sexual Crimes & Prison Figures (UK)
1676 views · 17 hrs ago
Child Marriage - Muhammad married 9-year old Aisha
5894 views · 10 hrs ago
Christian Heresies
1798 views · 23 hrs ago
Christian: 28 Heretical Sects
3204 views · 9 hrs ago
Christian: 32 Church Denominations
822 views · 23 hrs ago
Christianity: Founded by Paul on Road to Damascus, Syria
1504 views · 4 hrs ago
Church Councils
1817 views · 16 mins ago
Church Fathers - Quotes from 18 Men of God
1497 views · 48 mins ago
Church Fathers on Jesus Divinity
2177 views · 4 hrs ago
Codex Sinaiticus & Vaticanus - Corruption in the KJV Bible books
3529 views · 5 hrs ago
Codex Sinaiticus & Vaticanus - Corruption in the KJV Bible verses
2410 views · 5 hrs ago
Constantine and Christianity
3960 views · 1 day ago
Constantine, Nicaea and History
2468 views · 2 hrs ago
Coronavirus UK: Monthly deaths compared over 5 Years (2015-20)
128 views · 1 day ago
Coronavirus UK: Weekly deaths compared over 5-Years (2015-20)
63 views · 3 hrs ago
Coronavirus: Covid-19 deaths vs Other Causes
234 views · 21 mins ago
Coronavirus: Lockdowns & Contact Tracing in 75 Countries
155 views · 4 hrs ago
Council of Nicaea 325 AD
1650 views · 39 mins ago
Did Jesus pray to God or Allah?
7251 views · 1 hr ago
God (Allah) - His Names & Attributes
5678 views · 23 hrs ago
God vs Allah
3677 views · 3 hrs ago
God, Evidence For
1742 views · 18 hrs ago
Gods & Roman Emperors
1028 views · 2 hrs ago
Gods - 6 Dying & Rising Mythical Gods
2175 views · 7 hrs ago
Gods - 60 Pagan deities in the Bible
4841 views · 1 hr ago
How do Muslims pray?
5109 views · 1 day ago
Ishmael and Isaac in Bible and Quran
5994 views · 4 hrs ago
Islam: Biggest Threat to Europe?
835 views · 17 mins ago
Islamic Countries. Who are they?
937 views · 2 hrs ago
Jesus - 91% chance he was a fictitous Mythical-Hero (Raglan Scale)
1501 views · 1 hr ago
Jesus - 17 'Crucified' Savior Gods
1473 views · 16 hrs ago
Jesus - Crucifixion in the Gospels
2245 views · 7 hrs ago
Jesus - Crucifixion Timing
2426 views · 16 hrs ago
Jesus - God of 99 Faces
4316 views · 11 hrs ago
Jesus - God with No Face
962 views · 6 hrs ago
Jesus - Resurrection in the Gospels
1920 views · 17 hrs ago
Jesus - Resurrection Theories
2101 views · 3 hrs ago
Jesus - Sons of God
4220 views · 4 hrs ago
Jesus and the 12 Disciples
3991 views · 1 hr ago
Jesus in the Quran
2465 views · 1 hr ago
Jesus on the Cross or Tree?
4942 views · 3 hrs ago
Jesus the God
4558 views · 3 hrs ago
Jesus the Jewish Prophet
3215 views · 6 hrs ago
Jesus the Muslim
2969 views · 15 mins ago
Jesus the Son of God
1836 views · 54 mins ago
Jesus the Sun-God over 12 Zodiac Star Gods
9098 views · 7 hrs ago
Jesus vs Isaac - The Sacrifice
3040 views · 3 hrs ago
Jesus vs Jonah & Whale
3074 views · 3 hrs ago
Jesus vs Krishna
4267 views · 25 mins ago
Jesus vs Paul
4374 views · 3 hrs ago
Jesus vs Romulus - 50 Reasons both are Mythical Gods
1725 views · 5 hrs ago
Jesus vs Zeus
11603 views · 18 mins ago
Jesus was 30, 40 or 50 years old?
2623 views · 47 mins ago
Jesus, 12 Disciples and Paul Interview
2267 views · 3 hrs ago
Jesus, from Iesous and Yeshua
4022 views · 9 hrs ago
Jesus, Serapis & 7 Pagan Gods
11077 views · 2 mins ago
Jewish Laws & Rituals
1361 views · 1 day ago
Judaism - Maimonides 13 Principles of Jewish Belief
3527 views · 4 hrs ago
Mark, Matthew, Luke and John
4237 views · 2 hrs ago
Messiah - His Aims & Objectives
1394 views · 18 hrs ago
Messiah - Jesus?
1919 views · 21 hrs ago
Monotheism vs Polytheism
2329 views · 7 hrs ago
Muhammad - Most Influential Man in History
3384 views · 2 hrs ago
Muhammad in Bible: He is is altogether lovely - Song 5:16
7085 views · 1 hr ago
Muhammad in Bible: Kedar rejoice and Sela sing - Isaiah 41/42
6659 views · 3 hrs ago
Muhammad in Bible: Prophet like unto Moses - Deuteronomy 18:18
10039 views · 9 mins ago
Muhammad in Bible: Select Verses
4445 views · 3 hrs ago
New Age - Alice Bailey's 10 Point Charter
3265 views · 12 mins ago
Nicene Creed - Council of Nicaea 325 AD
2268 views · 3 hrs ago
Nicene Creed - Foundation of Christianity
1297 views · 3 hrs ago
Noahide Laws
2049 views · 3 hrs ago
Palestine and Creation of Israel in 1948
2648 views · 1 hr ago
Paul - 50% of his Writings are Inauthentic Forgeries
1355 views · 53 mins ago
Paul copied 152 Old Testament verses
787 views · 24 hrs ago
Paul vs James
2217 views · 5 mins ago
Prophets - Sinful Beings in the OT Bible
1125 views · 13 hrs ago
Prophets of God
44189 views · 40 mins ago
Prophets were Sinners?
3446 views · 8 hrs ago
Purpose of Life
3495 views · 1 hr ago
Quran - 5 Recitations: Hafs, Warsh, Hisham, Qalun & Al-Duri
2702 views · 3 hrs ago
Quran - A Mathematical Miracle
7954 views · 7 hrs ago
Quran - Chapter & Verse Miracle
1276 views · 2 hrs ago
Quran - Comparing Hafs & Warsh for 51 textual variants
16578 views · 42 mins ago
Quran and Violence
4104 views · 17 hrs ago
Quran refers to Torah & Gospel
2332 views · 5 hrs ago
Quran vs Science
3369 views · 3 hrs ago
Roman Calendar
4218 views · 1 hr ago
Roman Emperors in Bible
287 views · 1 day ago
Rome, Caesar & Emperors in the Bible
1426 views · 3 hrs ago
Sin Atonement: Jesus Blood vs 21 Offerings
586 views · 6 hrs ago
Terrorism, the Risk to Americans
1147 views · 3 hrs ago
The Lost Gospels
4604 views · 8 hrs ago
The Prophets Prayer
3984 views · 12 hrs ago
Timeline of Bible
1369 views · 4 hrs ago
Timeline of Church Councils
1328 views · 2 hrs ago
Timeline of Muhammad
1404 views · 3 hrs ago
Timeline of New Testament Bible
1604 views · 2 hrs ago
Timeline of Old Testament Bible
1596 views · 4 hrs ago
Timeline of Prophets
8322 views · 3 hrs ago
Timeline of Quran
3333 views · 7 hrs ago
Timeline of Roman Empire
1390 views · 20 hrs ago
Timeline of Trinity
1398 views · 3 hrs ago
Torah - Did Moses Write It?
2026 views · 6 hrs ago
Torah - Wellhausen/JEDP Theory
2275 views · 17 hrs ago
Trinity - 13 Three God Pagan concepts
2597 views · 9 hrs ago
Trinity - 27 Attributes of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost
4000 views · 4 hrs ago
Trinity - 4 Creeds: Apostles, Nicene, Athanasian to Chalcedon over 418 years
3445 views · 3 hrs ago
Trinity - Different Views
2517 views · 1 hr ago
Trinity - Three Are One
3538 views · 23 hrs ago
Trinity in the Bible
2109 views · 4 hrs ago
War - 46 Major Conflicts ranked by Religion
2476 views · 1 hr ago
War - 67 Bloody Christian Conflicts
930 views · 18 hrs ago
War - From Yinon, 9/11 to Springs, Invasions, ISIS & 6M Dead
2602 views · 1 hr ago
What does LGBTQ+ mean?
794 views · 20 hrs ago
Women in Religion
4030 views · 5 hrs ago

Submit Article


Latest videos  •  4,983 videos  •  0 viewed/24 hour

ARTICLES

0 viewed · 24 hour
Are you a Muslim?
3 mins | Online Test
Bible NT Canons - Church Fathers, Councils & Apocrypha
1523 views · 1 sec ago
10 Commandments - Christian vs Muslim
3991 views · 2 mins ago
Jesus, Serapis & 7 Pagan Gods
11077 views · 2 mins ago
Paul vs James
2217 views · 5 mins ago
Muhammad in Bible: Prophet like unto Moses - Deuteronomy 18:18
10039 views · 9 mins ago
ARTICLES   152

SCRIPTURE

Torah 5   BOOKS
Psalms 1   BOOK
Old Testament 32   BOOKS
New Testament 27   BOOKS
Apocrypha 1885 14   BOOKS
Gospels/Texts 367   BOOKS
Codex 120   BOOKS
Quran 1   BOOK
Hadith 10   BOOKS
SCRIPTURES   580

NEWS

0 viewed · 24 hour
20-Minute COVID-19 Test using CRISPR Gene Editing Technology. Coming [...] - Forbes
0 views · 50 years ago · 01 Jul
Make COVID face masks compulsory in public in UK, says virus expert - The Guardian
2 views · 1 day ago · 30 Jun
Goldman Sachs: Wear the COVID face mask to save the US economy - MarketWatch
2 views · 1 day ago · 30 Jun
Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Pepsi, Unilever, Verizon, Honda, Magnolia [...] - The Sun
5 views · 1 day ago · 29 Jun
Post-COVID Revolution in UK Schools expected with 240 pupils per class - Huffington
3 views · 1 day ago · 29 Jun
NEWS   1,076
About Us  |  Help/FAQ  |  Contact Us    •    Terms  |  Privacy/Disclaimer
Be Informed on Social :      Facebook Page  |    Twitter  |    Youtube
MuslimProphets.com is an educational website on the primary teachings of the 'Prophets of God': Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, who established the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. MuslimProphets.com explores contemporary social themes through Scripture, Evidences, Photo, Video, Maps, Current Affairs, Debate and 'alternative' Views held by Theologians, Apologists, Scholars and Street Preachers. Take a Site Tour

In accordance with Islamic etiquette, all prophet names should be followed with 'Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH)'. This is omitted to minimise text.

DISCLAIMER: All website content is for general information and educational purposes only and available in the public domain. Whilst all information comes from sources believed to be reliable, this cannot be guaranteed. External links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. They do not constitute endorsement or approval for any products, services or comments by organizations or individuals. External links text may be edited to improve internal site and keyword search options. We bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content found on any external website or its subsequent links. Unless indicated, all images and content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License distributed by Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Pixabay, Pxhere, Pexels, Unsplash or Flickr. All Torah, Psalms, Old and New Testament Bible quotes are from the King James Version (KJV) Holy Bible in the public domain. All Quran quotes are from Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali/Muhsin Khan English Quran translation. You are invited to always conduct your own research. If you spot any mistake, error or omission of information, contact us so we can correct it.
Clustrmaps