The word "canon" comes from the Greek "kanon" which means "a measuring rod or reed", and signifies a rule, a standard. Therefore, canon means those books which have been measured, found satisfactory, and approved through the decision of Rabbi's or a church council to be inspired of God and therefore a standard for men. Notice that these Ecclesiastical councils did not give these books their divine authority, but merely recognized that these books already possessed canonicity.


The Qur'an or Koran are the holy scriptures in Islam. A replica of the original in heaven.

Almost as large as the New Testament, it contains 114 chapters.