Write a 2 page paper discussing the process of compiling 66 books to create the canon of the Bible. How did we arrive at 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament? What were some of the books that were almost left out? (Example: James) Why? What were some of the books not included? (Example: Maccabees or the Gospel of Thomas.) Why? As you consider the 66 books what lesson do you seen in the closing of the canon? If you use resources you are required to use proper citation for the resources.