For the Jewish canon, see Development development of 2 year old boy the Hebrew Bible canon. 24 books of the Masoretic Text recognized by Rabbinic Judaism. Jews in the first century AD.
Moses, which contain his laws and the traditions of the origin of mankind till his death. This became the prevailing scholarly consensus for much of the 20th century. However, the theory of the Council of Jamnia is largely discredited today. The traditional explanation of the development of the Old Testament canon describes two sets of Old Testament books, the protocanonical and the deuterocanonical books. While deuterocanonical books were referenced by some fathers as Scripture, men such as Athanasius held that they were for reading only and not to be used for determination of doctrine. A page from the Codex Vaticanus Graecus 1209, the basis of Sir Lancelot Brenton’s English translation.