The Canon of Scripture
by F. F. Bruce
Read it Again: Maybe I'd refer to it again...
Recommend it: Sometimes it's a slog, but yes, it was a good slog.
What to Expect
A detailed history on the Old and New Testaments and life of the Bible as we know it.
This was another book on my list for the Ligonier Acadamy course I'm taking.
I'm glad I read this book and that it was in the course. I would have never picked it up on my own but I can see how profitable it was.
F. F. Bruce gives very good, detailed history in the compiling and canonization of the Bible. When he stretches into interpretation or theology I couldn't really agree with him, but he mostly stuck to the history. He is certainly a smart guy!
Some of this book is a chore, but the Bible is the most important book of our lives. We should be able to defend it.
From the Book
"The inclusion of each scripture in the canon of all scripture helps one in the understanding of each scripture, but at the same time, since each scripture makes its contribution to all scripture, the understanding of all scripture is impossible without the understanding of each scripture."