Mike Aquilina

What Eusebius Is What You Getibus

Wednesday November 15th 2006, 7:31 am

Ben C. Smith continues his excellent series on the development of the New Testament canon in the early Church. The latest installment begins his discussion of the canon as Eusebius knew it. This post’s especially interesting because Eusebius considered books under four categories: undisputed, disputed, illegitimate, and spurious. Ben’s post gives you a rare glimpse into the state of canonical affairs early in the fourth century. You’ll find out, for example, why the Apocalypse of John was included simultaneously in two lists: Undisputed Books and Illegitimate Books. Tolle, lege.