Monday, February 7, 2011

Council of Hippo, Canon 36 (AD 383)

It was agree that, apart from the canonical Scriptures, nothing is to be read in church under the title of divine Scriptures. These are the canonical Scriptures:  Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, the four books of Kings, the two books of Paralipomenon, Job, the Psalter of David, the five books of Solomon, , the twelve books of the prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, obit, Judith, Esther, the two books of Ezra, the two books of Maccabees.
Belonging to the New Testament: the four books of the Gospels, the book of the Acts of the Apostles, the thirteen letters of the Apostle Paul, and the letter to the Hebrews of the same author, two letters of Peter, three of John, one of James, one of Jude, and the Apocalypse of John.
TO confirm this canon, the church across the sea [Rome] should be consulted.  The reading of the passions of the martyrs is to be allowed when their anniversaries are celebrated. 

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