Since Constantine did not fuse paganism and Christianity together and since the Council of Nicea did not 'upgrade' Jesus from mortal prophet to divine Son of God there was no real need for the emperor to commission and finance a new Bible supporting the 'new and improved' Jesus.

Constantine did commission and finance fifty copies of the Bible from Eusebius of Caesarea to be placed in the churches of the capital in 332 AD. Bart Ehrman observes that the order did not include any instructions about which gospels were to be included and which were to be excluded (2004, 92). The process of determining the official list of Scripture will be the topic of Chapter Two.