Revelation

Authorship The author identifies himself as John (1:1, 4, 9; 22:8). He does not identify himself as an apostle but rather calls himself a servant (1:1; 19:10) and a prophet (1:3; 22:7, 9, 18-19). He received his revelation on the island of Patmos (1:9) and wrote to communities in the Roman province of Asia (1:4). … Continue reading Revelation

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10 Misconceptions About the NT Canon

Michael J. Kruger has written a series of posts about misconceptions about the New Testament canon: The Term ‘Canon’ Can Only Refer to a Fixed, Closed List of Books Nothing in Early Christianity Dictated That There Would be a Canon The NT Authors Did Not Think They Were Writing Scripture Books Were Not Regarded as … Continue reading 10 Misconceptions About the NT Canon

Esther

Overview The Greek additions to Esther are not original. The canonicity of Esther was debated by both Jews and Christians. It is now accepted as canonical by both Jews and Christians. Author: Unknown Date: ca. 464-400 BC Textual Witnesses Hebrew Manuscripts More Hebrew manuscripts exist for the book of Esther than for any other biblical … Continue reading Esther