Dating books of the new testament written
Think of who Paul was: the "Apostle to the Gentiles".
Bishop of Hippo (in the Roman colony on the northern coast of western Africa).
The list itself is dated to about 170 because its author refers to the episcopate of Pius I of Rome (died 157) as recent.
- Epistle of Clement The most satisfactory treatment in English of the Church's New Testament canon is Bruce Metzger's The Canon of the New Testament: its Origin, Development, and Significance (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987). For a popular conservative survey see Norman Geisler and William Nix, General Introduction to the Bible (Chicago: Moody Press, 1986). The oldest known list of New Testament books, discovered by Muratori in a seventh century manuscript.
His list appears in an encyclopedia he compiled for his students. His list is derived from the writings of Epiphanius. Nevertheless, the work is useful as evidence for the opinions of a part of the Syrian churches towards the end of the fourth century.
Archbishop of Seville (Spain), and founder of a school in that city. An eminent theologian of the Eastern Church, born in Damascus, but a monk in Jerusalem for most of his life. The whole document purports to be from the apostles, but this imposture is not taken seriously by any scholar today.