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There are no direct quotes, at least, not in the sense that, for example, Isaiah is quoted, but there are certainly several allusions and parallel passages. Here is a list of some of them from both NT and OT (and yes, I am well aware that some of those are debatable). As to "other books quoting them," it should be noted that neither Song of Songs, Esther, ...


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A more ecumenical answer: They weren't considered equal because they had been considered of dubious origin for quite some time. Back when the Vulgate was being put together Jerome made the points that The original Hebrew for those texts could no longer be found* Jews of the late first century onward did not consider them canonical. Others in the Church ...


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Revelation 22:19 (NIV) And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll. "THIS SCROLL" Literally, "this scroll" refers to the scroll which Apostle John was writing. John was a prisoner in Patmos Island and on ...


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I think the other answers so far are missing the force of the question. Obviously we wouldn't include something in the canon just because it was found in the dead sea scrolls, or because it was written in Hebrew. But finding older, Hebrew-language copies of a text (Sirach, for example) whose canonicity is already in dispute could be an argument in its favor. ...


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It should be noted that the Apocrypha is still included in the Catholic versions of the Bible. They are just omitted in Protestant Bibles. As David Laberge pointed out, these books were never recognized by the Jews as being authoritative or on the same level as Scripture. The 1611 version of the King James Bible--which was widely used by Catholic and ...


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These books of the Bible were accepted as part of the canon (part of the Bible). These books have been around for a long time. First of all, the books called apocrypha are related to the Old Testament. The New Testament is accepted with its 27 books among the major Christianity branches (Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals). The Old Testament Canon was ...


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The 39 articles of religion in the back of the Book of Common Prayer, used by Anglicans and Episcopalians, says concerning these books (part of Article 6): And the other Books (as Hierome saith) the Church doth read for example of life and instruction of manners; but yet doth it not apply them to establish any doctrine; such are these following: It ...


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No, the Dead Sea Scrolls have no effect on the Protestant view of Old Testament canon. Let's take a look at what different books are included: Old Testament (protocanonical) books Genesis, Psalms, Isaiah etc. Deuterocanonical books Letter of Jeremiah, Wisdom of Sirach etc. Other writings Book of Noah Book of Giants Testament of Naphtali Community ...


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The Dead Sea Scroll find was not so much finding a copy of a book as it was finding a library. The texts found included canonical, deuterocanonical, apocraphal and other unrelated works from the time. The find had significant implications for dating other texts and verifying the integrity of some manuscripts, but did not hold any implications for the scope ...


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Source: Royalty Jr., R. M. (2004). Don't Touch This Book!: Revelation 22:18-19 And the Rhetoric of Reading (in) The Apocalypse of John. Biblical Interpretation, 12(3), 282-299. Someone has done a thesis on this topic. The author's thesis is that: ...how Revelation reads from the scriptures and how it attempts to con(trol) its audience functions as ...


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I'm hesitant to give an across-the-board answer, but there is a well-established principle in understanding Scripture that applies somewhat here. It was included in an earlier answer of mine addressing the question of what we are to take literally as opposed to figuratively in Scripture, from a Fundamentalist standpoint. First: [Because the Bible is ...


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The Deuterocanon, both Catholic and Orthodox, was written before the time of John's revelation, so that verse clearly does not condemn them; generally, the phrase "the book of this prophecy" seems to refer solely to the Revelation and not to any of the other writings later combined with it (some more dynamic translations have a variant of "this book of ...


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I don't think there are any denominations outside of Catholicism accept deuterocanonical books. This is because of the testimony of Jewish Priest Josephus. Jewish historian Josephus wrote about the canon used in the first century Israel. Against Apion, Book 1, Paragraph 8. For we have not an innumerable multitude of books among us, disagreeing from and ...


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One interpretation; many applications. That is a good mantra for all students of biblical interpretation, I believe. It applies not only to verses of relevance to the practical, day-to-day issues and the steps we need to take to get our beliefs to agree with our behaviors, our attitudes to jibe with our actions, but it also applies to certain prophetic ...


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Yes we question that ourselves every day. Yet God addressed this with Moses from the begging: Deuteronomy 4:2 Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you. So we know that at least the torah and Revelation was given to us directly via God. The question has always been "what else" so ...


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The scripture records the thoughts of God and at times that includes referencing the opinions of men. When God refers to our thoughts it makes them no better, it only means God condescends to us through his word. For those who believe that the words of scripture are actually chosen words of God, no writing can be compared to scripture. The Bible is a book ...


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I think sometimes Protestants confuse the infallibility of the Bible with the Bible being the source of the Truth in describes. Truth is not Truth because its in the Bible. Truth is in the Bible because it is Truth. And just because something is not in the Bible doesn't make it not Truth. All humans have an inherent inkling of Truth "written on our ...


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Biblical Apocrypha was not part of Old Testament Canon used by Jews in First century Israel. Let me give evidence from Jewish Priest Josephus. Jewish Priest Josephus clearly explains about the Old Testament Canon used in first century AD. Against Apion, Book 1, Paragraph 8. "For we have not an innumerable multitude of books among us, disagreeing from and ...



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