Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Old Testament Canon Lists

One would think a chart of the book order of the major Old Testament canons would be easy to find. I have about 70 or 80 books introducing the Bible and the Old Testament, but couldn't find one therein. The closest I found did not have the LXX listed. Likewise, I couldn't find a barebones chart on the internet.

So I made one myself, and you can access it and distribute, no strings attached. If you notice anything needed correction, let me know.

Old Testament Canon Lists


Godismyjudge said...

Hi Dr. Leonard,

Love the list! The Esdras' are hard to keep track of because some call a book 1 Esdras while others call it 3 Esdras, but in any case, I believe the EOC has an extra Esdras that is in the LXX but Rome and Protestants doesn't have.

God be with you,

Anonymous said...

Do not put too much hope on Greek texts as word of God. Where is Logia of Jesus in Aramaic. Where is Matthew’s Aramaic gospel?

P46 (175CE) is Greek manuscript with the largest percentage of difference on record. This just proved that Church have been changing words since early 2nd century at will.

Here is the words of the early church father, Origen (3rd century CE):
“The differences among the manuscripts have become great, either through the negligence of some copyists or through the perverse audacity of others; they either neglect to check over what they have transcribed, or, in the process of checking, they make additions or deletions as they please.” Origen, early church father in “Commentary on Matthew.”

Regarding the oldest surviving fragment, Colin Roberts compared P52 writings using ONLY 5 samples from the early 2nd century CE back in 1935 and concluded based on those 5 samples; P52 was from the early 2nd century.

(Brent Nongbri’s 2005. The Use and Abuse of P52: Papyrological Pitfalls in the Dating of the Fourth Gospel)
What I have done is to show that any serious consideration of the window of possible dates for P52 must include dates in the later second and early third centuries. – Brent

Compare with 4th century codexes. You will be surprise how Holy Spirit inside the scribes fail to prevent them from changing words of God ever since the beginning.