Evolution of the New Testament Canon

140 CE Until Today

There were a lot of "Christian" books (scrolls) in circulation but they were viewed as separate texts. Decisions about which books would be included or rejected were often made by local bishops in the beginning and later Church Councils of the Roman Catholic Church.

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360 - Momsen List
363 - C. of Laodicea
367 - Athanasius
390 - G. of Nazianzus
400 - Syrian
400 - Epiphanius
​430 - Augustine

​Matthew
Mark
John
Luke
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Acts
Revelation of John
1 John
2 John
3 John
1 Peter
2 Peter

Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts of the Apostles
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
Hebrews
1Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
Hebrews
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Revelation of John
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude

Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Galatians
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Romans
Hebrews
Colossians
Ephesians
Philippians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon

Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
Acts
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation of John
Wisdom

Sirach

​Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
Colossians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
James
Acts

Revelation of John


Catholic & ProtestantSyrian Church
140 - Marcion
180 - Irenaeus
200 - Muratorian
230 - Origen
325 - Eusebius

Present

Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude

Revelation of John

464 to Present

Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Galatians
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Romans
Hebrews
Colossians
Ephesians
Philippians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus

Philemon

The Gospel
Galatians
Corinthians
Romans
Thessalonians
Laodiceans
Colossians
Philippians
Philemon
Mark
Luke
Matthew
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
James  (?)
1 Peter
1 John
Revelation of John
Shepherd  Hermas


Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
1 John
2 John
Jude
Revelation of John
Wisdom of Solomon
Revelation of Peter


Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
1 Peter
1 John
Revelation of John

Disputed Books
Hebrews
II Peter
II John
III John
James
Jude
Epistle of Barnabas
Shepherd of Hermas
Didache Gospel (according to the Hebrews)
Accepted Books
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
1 Peter
1 John
1 Clement

Disputed Books
Hebrews
James
2 Peter
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation of John

Rejected Books
Gospel of Peter
Acts of Peter
Preaching of Peter
Revelation of Peter
Acts of Paul
Shepherd of Hermas
Second Epistle of Clement
Epistle of Barnabas
Teachings of the Apostles
Gospel of Thomas
Gospel of Matthias
Gospel of the Hebrews
Acts of Andrew
Acts of John