Around 400, Jerome produced the Vulgate, a definitive Latin edition of the Bible, the contents of which, at the insistence of the Pope, was in accord with the earlier Synods.It can be said that this process effectively set the New Testament canon, although there are examples of other canonical lists in use after this time.
General revelation occurs through observation of the created order.
Such observations can logically lead to important conclusions, such as the existence of God and some of God's attributes.
During the Protestant Reformation, certain reformers proposed different canonical lists of the Old Testament.
The texts that are present in the Septuagint, but not included in the Jewish canon, fell out of favor and, in time, they would come to be removed from Protestant canons.
Such study concentrates primarily upon the texts of the Old Testament and of the New Testament, as well as on Christian tradition.
Christian theologians use biblical exegesis, rational analysis and argument.Christianity considers the Bible as divinely or supernaturally revealed or inspired.Such revelation does not always require the presence of God or an angel.Christian systematic theology will typically explore: Revelation is the revealing or disclosing, or making something obvious through active or passive communication with God, and can originate directly from God, or through an agent, such as an angel.One who has experienced such contact is often called a prophet.The idea of biblical integrity is a further concept of infallibility, by suggesting that current biblical text is complete and without error, and that the integrity of biblical text has never been corrupted or degraded.The content of the Protestant Old Testament is the same as the Hebrew Bible canon, with changes in the division and order of books, but the Catholic Old Testament contains additional texts, known as the deuterocanonical books.Christianity regards the collections of books known as the Bible as authoritative and written by human authors under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.Some Christians believe that the Bible is inerrant (totally without error and free from contradiction, including the historical and scientific parts) In addition, for some Christians, it may be inferred that the Bible cannot both refer to itself as being divinely inspired and also be errant or fallible.In the 4th century a series of synods, most notably the Synod of Hippo in AD 393, produced a list of texts equal to the 46 book canon of the Old Testament that Catholics use today (and the 27-book canon of the New Testament that all use).A definitive list did not come from any early ecumenical council.