“How We Got Our New Testament”
On Wednesday, January 24th, we will have an Adult Ed. Potluck and Discussion in the dining room about how our current New Testament came to be. When was each book written? Who wrote each book? Who was it written for?
I will share some of the current thinking about these things from New Testament experts such as Marcus Borg. The New Testament experts believe that the timeline has nothing to do with the order in our New Testament, and some of the books were not written by the people whose name was associated with them. Some of this information will probably surprise you. In the early days, each book circulated separately, along with other writings that were not included in our current New Testament. The final decision on what to include and what to leave out was not made until centuries after Jesus lived on this earth.
I will have handouts covering the topic and the current thinking about these things. Please bring a dish to pass and join us at 6:00 that night, or come for the discussion at 6:30.
See you then!