BiBloS Issue 1 (notes)

The first issue was published in March 2015 and is available for download here.

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Front cover

The main picture at the top is detail from the Codex Sinaiticus, a fourth century uncial manuscript containing the entire New Testament. The overlaid picture is of sheets of papyrus ready to be written upon.

“There is but one”

Much of this article is based on part of a script from one of the videos from our Module on “The Authority of Scripture” available through our Distance Learning Programme.


Sir Walter Scott’s Library at Abbotsford © Ad Meskens / Wikimedia Commons
Abbotsford © Jean de Kernier 2009

Select Bibliography

Bruce. F. F., The Canon of Scripture (Glasgow: Chapter House, 1988)
Ellis, E. Earle, The Old Testament in Early Christianity: Canon and Interpretation in the Light of Modern Research (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1991)
Geisler, Norman L., and William E. Nix, A General Introduction to the Bible: Revised and Expanded (Chicago: Moody, 1986)
Lockhart, John G., The Life of Sir Walter Scott Vol. II (London: The Caxton Publishing Company, 1910)
Metzger, Bruce M., The Canon of the New Testament: It’s Origin, Development and Significance (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987)
Packer, J. I., God has Spoken: Revelation and the Bible (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1979)

Law, Prophets and Psalms

Our ‘In brief’ articles are intended to be just what they say on the tin! For a fuller treatment of these differences between canons, please sign up for our Module on “The Authority of Scripture” available through our Distance Learning Programme.

Mark: The Gospel Truth

Photograph of Ashmolean Museum, St Giles’, Oxford – At the junction with Beaumont Street   © Copyright Robin Sones and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Image of ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ from

Tel Beth-Shemesh

This article was essentially condensed from one published in the Christian Worker magazine shortly after Patrick’s return from the excavations at Tel Beth-Shemesh in the Summer of 2014. The complete article can be found here.

If you would be interested in Patrick visiting your congregation to make a presentation on his excavations at Tel Beth-Shemesh, or conduct a seminar on Biblical archaeology, he has put together a number of options you might like to consider. Please get in touch with him via e-mail or our contact page.

On Palm Sunday

This is to be the first in a series of articles or stories under the general title: A Different View. Written by Steven Whitehead, they are essentially historical fiction and written to convey some Biblical truths in a more readily accessible fashion. Using an imaginary eyewitness as narrator allows the story to be told in the first person, encouraging readers to be drawn more directly into the events as they unfold.

His full commentary on the story with relevant sources is available here.

Photograph of modern Palm Sunday procession used by permission of