How the Christian church made the Holy Bible
Held during the reign of Emperor Constantine in 325, who opened the conference, this was the first ecumenical (from Greek oikumene, 'worldwide') conference of bishops of the Christian church.
Among the books excluded was the Gospel of Thomas (St Thomas, Apostle, see July 3 and December 21 in the Book of Days). Although predating the other four gospels, Thomas's Gospel made no mention of any miracles, as though they had never happened. The Council of Nicaea also voted to add the Torah and certain other books of the Old Testament to the newly named Bible, to bolster its authority ...
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