Was the New Testament Canon Settled by 150 A.D.?

David Trobisch in his book The First Edition of the New Testament (Oxford University Press, 2000, 175 pages) claims that the documents to be part of the New Testament were determined as early as the mid-2nd Century CE.  Contrary to the traditional methods of dating the canon which look for testimony from church fathers, Trobisch focuses on the extant copies we have of the biblical texts and believes a complete Greek Bible including all the New Testament books was produced in that time period.

You can check the Google Books preview of the book, or its Amazon page.  And here is a review of the book from The Good Book Blog, which is produced by the faculty of Talbot School of Theology titled The Most Important Book on Formation of the New Testament Canon You’ve Never Heard Of.

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