Deuterocanon and


#1

This might be a dumb question; I don’t know. Is there any specific term for books of the Bible not in deuterocanon?


#2

For OT writings they could be called Pseudepigrapha

For NT writings they could be called either Gnostic writings or Early Church Fathers.

What exactly are you wondering for?


#3

I think you’re looking for the protocanon.


#4

[quote="Digitonomy, post:3, topic:333529"]
I think you're looking for the protocanon.

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That sounds about right. It was just an annoying hole in my vocabulary this morning. :)


#5

[quote="Razanir, post:1, topic:333529"]
This might be a dumb question; I don't know. Is there any specific term for books of the Bible not in deuterocanon?

[/quote]

It's not a dumb question - the dumb one is the one that is not asked when one has a question. Deutero means second, Proto means first. This distinction is artificial as it was introduced long after the canon was determined and used for many centuries, but the word would be protocanon.


#6

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