We can say with some certainty that the first widespread edition of the Bible was assembled by St. Jerome around A.D. 400. This manuscript included all 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament in the same language: Latin.
Who decided which gospels to include in the Bible?
Eusebius was a Christian historian writing in the early 300s who provided one of the early lists of which books were considered legit and which were borderline bogus. Eusebius broke his list down into different categories: recognized, disputed, spurious and heretical.
Who is the first person to compose a harmony of the Gospels?
Tatian’s influential Diatessaron, which dates to about AD 160, was perhaps the very first harmony. The Diatessaron reduced the number of verses in the four gospels from 3,780 to 2,769 without missing any event of teaching in the life of Jesus from any of the gospels.
Why was the book of Enoch removed from the Bible?
The Book of Enoch was considered as scripture in the Epistle of Barnabas (16:4) and by many of the early Church Fathers, such as Athenagoras, Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus and Tertullian, who wrote c. 200 that the Book of Enoch had been rejected by the Jews because it contained prophecies pertaining to Christ.
What appears in all four gospels?
All for gospels have: Jesus’s baptism (Matt 3:13–17, Mark 1:9–11, Luke 3:21–22, and John 1:31–34) Jesus leaves Judea and goes to Galilee (Matt 4:12, Mark 1:14, Luke 4:14, and John 4:1–3)