We were discussing the canon of the Bible in another thread…
…and some implicit friction arose regarding the Roman Catholic Biblical canon vis a vis the Orthodox canon. I asked some questions therein, but I thought I would start a new thread here in case those more knowledgeable in the area of Orthodoxy miss that post.
So, mainly my questions are:
(1) Has the Orthodox canon been solidified? Or do different Orthodox groups/churches have different canons (the “Oriental” Orthodox, like the Ethiopians and Armenians, not withstanding)?
(2) What are the books of the Orthodox canon(s)?
(3) How do Orthodox know what the canon is? Do they appeal to a pre-schism council? A post-schism council? Something else?
I look forward to any comments or help others can offer!