A claim I have often heard and years ago I just accepted at face value was that even if we did not have the Bible, we could piece it back together from just quotes in the first few centuries. Then it would be said that for a fact we know the Bible is correct with the books it has because each book of the Bible has verses quoted from it in the first or early second century.
As of now I just don’t believe it. Could be true I guess. Just curious if anyone in here has previously studied this out.