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1. What is the focus of the Old Testament?

The Old Testament centres on the nation of Israel and God's covenant with them.

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2. What is the focus of the New Testament?

The New Testament is focused around the gospel message and the church regardless of race.

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3. Where do we get the word "canon," and what does it mean?

The word "canon" comes from the Greek word Kanon, which means "rod" or "measuring stick."

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4. When we refer to the canon, we are referring to:

The books accepted as the inspired word of God.

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5. Name three important indicators of canonicity, giving a brief explanation of each:

a. Author- the OT scriptures make it very clear that they were written by genuine prophets of God.
b. Content- If a book is truly inspired by God, then the content will bear that act.
b. Reception- the original reception of a book is a very important testimony to subsequent generations.

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6. Does the endorsement of the church determine canonicity? If not, what does?

No it is the inspiration of the books that determines their canonicity, not the endorsement of the church.

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7. When was the OT canon recognised as being complete?

The complete OT canon was widely recognised at least 200 years before Christ

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8. How did the OT endorse the NT?

Both Jesus and the Apostles accepted the OT as the word of God and quoted from it.

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9. Why don't we accept the apocrypha?

We don't accept the apocrypha because they don't meet the 3 indicators of canonicity - author, content and reception.

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10. What was the primary test of canonicity for the New Testament?

The primary test of canonicity for New Testament was apostolic authority.

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11. How many books were never disputed as inspired?

a. OT: 34 of the 39 books of the OT were never disputed as inspired.
b. NT: 20 of the 27 books of the NT were never disputed as inspired.