Canon: Derived from Greek and Hebrew words meaning “measuring rod,” this is the collection of books, letters, poems and songs that make up the Holy Bible.
Related Concepts and/or Examples
How the Bible Came to Be – the process by which the collection was gathered
Authority – the role of the Bible
Inspiration – how the Bible was written
Apocrypha & Pseudepigrapha – why some books were left out of the Bible
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