Holy Scripture

The principal source of Anglican doctrine is the Bible. The Bible, as used by Anglicans consists of:

39 Books of the Old Testament, namely

  • Genesis.
  • Exodus.
  • Leviticus.
  • Numbers.
  • Deuteronomy.
  • Joshua.
  • Judges.
  • Ruth.
  • The First Book of Samuel.
  • The Second Book of Samuel.
  • The First Book of Kings.
  • The Second Book of Kings.
  • The First Book of Chronicles.
  • The Second Book of Chronicles.
  • The First Book of Esdras.
  • Book of Nehemiah (The Second Book of Esdras).
  • The Book of Esther.
  • The Book of Job.
  • The Psalms.
  • The Proverbs.
  • Ecclesiastes
  • The Songs of Solomon.
  • Book of Isaiah
  • Book of Jeremiah
  • Book of the Lamentations of Jeremiah
  • Book of Ezekiel
  • Book of Daniel
  • Book of Hosea
  • Book of Joel
  • Book of Amos
  • Book of Obadiah
  • Book of Jonah
  • Book of Micah
  • Book of Nahum
  • Book of Habakkuk
  • Book of Zephaniah
  • Book of Haggai
  • Book of Zechariah
  • Book of Malachi

14 Books of the Apocrypha, which is like an appendix to the Old Testament, namely

  • The Third Book of Esdras.
  • The Fourth Book of Esdras.
  • The Book of Tobias.
  • The Book of Judith.
  • The rest of the Book of Esther.
  • The Book of Wisdom.
  • Jesus the Son of Sirach.
  • Baruch the Prophet.
  • The Song of the Three Children.
  • The Story of Susanna.
  • Of Bel and the Dragon.
  • The Prayer of Manasses.
  • The First Book of Maccabees.
  • The Second Book of Maccabees.

27 Books of the New Testament

  • Gospel according to Saint Matthew
  • Gospel according to Saint Mark
  • Gospel according to Saint Luke
  • Gospel according to Saint John
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Romans
  • Saint Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians
  • Saint Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians
  • Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians
  • Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians
  • Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians
  • Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians
  • Saint Paul’s First Epistle to the Thessalonians
  • Saint Paul’s Second Epistle to the Thessalonians
  • Saint Paul’s Epistle to Philemon
  • Saint Paul’s First Epistle to Timothy
  • Saint Paul’s Second Epistle to Timothy
  • Saint Paul’s Epistle to Titus
  • Epistle to the Hebrews
  • Epistle of Saint James
  • First Epistle of Saint Peter
  • Second Epistle of Saint Peter
  • First Epistle of Saint John
  • Second Epistle of Saint John
  • Third Epistle of Saint John
  • Epistle of Saint Jude
  • The Revelation (or Apocalypse) of Saint John

The longest used Bible by Anglicans is the Authorized Version, better known as the King James Version which was completed in 1611. Most Anglican Churches, such as the Anglican Church of Canada, use the New Revised Standard Version for most readings.

As opposed to most other Protestants who believe in Sola Scriptura, Anglicans hold to the belief that scripture contains all things necessary to salvation.

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