Canonicity and Manuscripts


Barr, James. Holy Scripture: Canon, Authority, Criticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983.

Barton, John. Holy Writings, Sacred Texts: The Canon in Early Christianity. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1997.

Bruce, F. F. The Canon of Scripture. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 1996.

Comfort, Philip Wesley, ed. The Origin of the Bible: A Comprehensive Guide to the Authority and Inspiration of the Bible, the Canon, the Bible as Literary Text, Text and Manuscripts, Translations. Wheaton: Tyndale House, 1992.

Evans, Craig A., and Emanuel Tov, eds. Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008.

Geisler, Norman L., and William E. Nix. From God to Us: How We Got Our Bible. Revised and expanded ed. Chicago: Moody, 2012.

Lightfoot, Neil R. How We Got the Bible. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids & Oxford: Baker, 2010.

McDonald, Lee Martin. The Biblical Canon: Its Origin, Transmission, and Authority. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007.

McDonald, Lee Martin, and James A. Sanders, eds. The Canon Debate. Reprint ed. Grand Rapids: Hendrickson, 2002.

McDowell, Josh and Sean McDowell. Evidence that Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2017.

Miller, John W. How the Bible Came To Be. New York: Paulist Press, 2007.

Wegner, Paul D. The Journey from Texts to Translations: The Origin and Development of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1999.

Old Testament

Davies, Philip R. Scribes and Schools: The Canonization of Hebrew Scriptures. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1998.

Ellis, E. Earle. The Old Testament in Early Christianity: Canon and Interpretation in the Light of Modern Research. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1991.

Khan, Geoffrey. A Short Introduction to the Tiberian Masoretic Bible and its Reading Tradition. Piscataway: Gorgias, 2014.

Kitchen, K. A. On the Reliability of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids & Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2003.

Lim, Timothy H. The Formation of the Jewish Canon. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2013.

Schmid, Konrad. The Old Testament: A Literary History. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012.

Talmon, Shemaryahu. Text and Canon of the Hebrew Bible: Collected Studies. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2010.

Ulrich, Eugene C. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999.

Vanderkam, James C. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012.

Weiser, Artur. The Old Testament: Its Formation and Development. New York: Association Press, 1966.

New Testament

Aland, Kurt, and Barbara Aland. The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

Bruce, F. F. The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? Grand Rapids & Downers Grove: Eerdmans, 2003.

Gamble, Harry Y. The New Testament Canon: Its Making and Meaning. Reprint ed. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2002.

Hill, Charles E., and Michael J. Kruger, eds. The Early Text of the New Testament. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Hull, Robert F., Jr. The Story of the New Testament Text. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010.

Kruger, Michael J. Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books. Wheaton: Crossway, 2012.

Metzger, Bruce M. The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Metzger, Bruce M., and Bart D. Ehrman. The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Parker, D. C. An Introduction to the New Testament Manuscripts and their Texts. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Schröter, Jens. From Jesus to the New Testament: Early Christian Theology and the Origin of the New Testament Canon. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2013.