Questions tagged [deuterocanonical-books]

The books included in the Septuagint but not in the Hebrew Bible.

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Why does the unknown author of Hebrews attribute authorship of Psalm 95 to David, but in my bible it is not written that the author of it is David?

I wonder why does the unknown author of Hebrews attribute authorship of Psalm 95 to David, but in my bible it is not written that the author of it is David? Was it an error from the unknown author of ...
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Did any Early Church Father quote from 3 Maccabees?

Orthodox Christians have a much larger canon than both Roman Catholics and Protestants, one example would be 3 Maccabees, but is there any early church father who quoted from 3 Maccabees as scripture?
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Is Judith 1:1 historically incorrect and does it mean that it is not scripture?

In Judith 1:1 Nebuchadnezzar is said to be the king of the Assyrians; we know this to be an historical error because he was the was the king of the Babylonians, does this mean that Judith should not ...
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How do Apostolic Christians interpret arguably sexist verses in Sirach?

Before beginning my question, I'd like to clarify what I mean by 'Apostolic Christian'. By this, I mean anyone in the Assyrian, Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, or Roman Catholic Communions. The ...
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Why did Jesus not clearly state the Old Testament canon, instead of letting others to take account for that?

I was wondering, why might Jesus not have stated the Old Testament canon in something like a list, and instead let others take account (define and compile) for that canon?
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Did the 1st Century Church Accept the Deuterocanonical books?

I understand that both the Eastern Orthodoxy and the Catholic Church accept the Deuterocanonical books as scripture. However, since their founding (I understand that they would both claim to begin ...
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How many books were decided at the Council of Rome 382, Council of Carthage 397 and the Synod of Hippo 393? Was it all 73 books of the Catholic canon?

How many books were decided at the Council of Rome 382, Council of Carthage 397 and the Synod of Hippo 393? Were exactly all 73 books of the Catholic Bible declared canon at these three councils? ...
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What is the history of the canon of the Bible in terms of 66 or 73 books (Catholic vs. Protestant)?

Here is an overview of my understanding. Questions are bolded. The Protestant canon is 66 books. The Catholic canon is 73 books. Both agree on the 27 books in the New Testament. The disagreement is ...
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According to Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, what are the strongest apologetic arguments for the divine inspiration of the deuterocanonical books?

According to Wikipedia, the deuterocanonical books include: Canonical for the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church: Tobit Judith Baruch Sirach 1 Maccabees 2 Maccabees Wisdom Additions to ...
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Hebrew translation for the Deuterocanonical books?

Is there a Hebrew translation for the Deuterocanonical books (including 1,2 Maccabees)? Any available online?
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How much of the deuterocanonical books are true?

I found this book on Christian Doctrine in my class (I go to a private Christian school) and you could clearly tell it was of protestant bias. It stated that the deuterocanonical books contradict what ...
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Why do 21st century Protestants still not include the deuterocanonical books in the canon?

Given the Protestant motto semper reformanda and the doctrine of sola scriptura which in essence strives to purify Christian teaching to be based only on the Word of God interpreted through the lens ...
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What biblical canon do Eastern Catholic Churches use? [duplicate]

The Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church use slightly different biblical canons: Books of the Bible (Wikipedia). Notably, the Orthodox Church uses 3 Maccabees and 4 Maccabees while the ...
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What is the dating for the last books of the Catholic Old Testament?

What is the dating for the last books of the Catholic Old Testament? I'm aware that Maccabees is pretty late, like 1XX BCE (end of 2nd century)... I'm wondering if any books are later than that.
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According to Reformed Theology, why did the 70 Jewish translators include the Apocrypha?

I read at carm.org: Paul tells us that the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. This means that they are the ones who understood what inspired Scriptures were, and they never accepted ...
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Is there any Biblical Basis for 400 years of silence between Old and New Testament? [closed]

When I was researching about the deuterocanon (or the apocrypha, as most Protestants call them) I stumbled upon the notion that God was silent during a period of 400 years between the end of the Old ...
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Catholics: how can the book of Wisdom be inspired if the author pretended to be Solomon?

This is a sincere question, not one of those sneering ones that try to make the one being questioned look bad. The church fathers unanimously considered the Book of Wisdom to be inspired and Dei ...
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Looking for a Catholic Arabic bible

I'm trying to track down an Arabic bible which contains all the books, rather than the 66 book protestant canon. I'm finding this hard to do. There are many Arabic translations out there but often it ...
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Who was Jasher, the author of a book referenced in the bible?

Who was Jasher? Are there any historical references Jasher other than Author of a book referred in the bible?
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What record is there of a canon of Scripture having been set at the First Ecumenical Council?

According to this synopsis As to Judith, he notes that the Council of Nicæa had, contrary to the Hebrew tradition, included it in the Canon of Scripture, and this, with his friends’ requests, had ...
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How is it that Georgian Orthodox Church are in full communion with the Eastern Orthodox Church when they have a different biblical canon?

There is a table on this wikipedia page which indicates that the Georgian Orthodox Church accepts 2 Esdras 3–14 (4 Ezra) and 4 Maccabees as part of their biblical canon, whereas the rest of the ...
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From a Catholic perspective, why does Wisdom merely "infer" the things to come?

I'm confused about Wisdom 8:8: Or again, if one yearns for wide experience, she knows the things of old, and infers the things to come. She understands the turns of phrases and the solutions of ...
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Which Protestant Christian denominations accept the Deuterocanonical books?

Which Protestant Denominations accept the deuterocanonical books on equal inspirational footing as the rest of the Biblical canon? I can't think of any, which is of course why I'm asking☺. I was ...
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Does Revelation 22:19 apply to the whole Biblical canon or only the Book of Revelation?

Revelation 22:19 KJV And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things ...
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When scripture quotes a non-biblical source, without any opposition of the source, does it imply any endorsement?

In addition to alluding to various Jewish proverbs, sayings, and parables, sometimes the Bible seems to directly quote Greek philosophers (Acts 17:28), Jewish oral traditions (Jude 9, 12) or possibly ...
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Why aren't the Biblical Apocrypha included in the protestant Bible? [duplicate]

Biblical Apocrypha are portions of Bible that are printed in some editions of Bible between Old and New Testament, sometimes called inter-testament. When Martin Luther was translating Latin bible into ...
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What deuterocanonical books are quoted in the New Testament? [closed]

When talking with a Catholic friend (I'm a Protestant) about the apocrypha/deuterocanonical books, it occurred to me that a possible argument for their inclusion in the Canon would be their authority, ...
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Why doesn't the Catholic Bible include all books from Septuagint?

The Catholic Bible (as opposed to the Protestant Bible) includes the so-called deuterocanonical books. It's commonly simply stated that the books in Septuagint are included in the Catholic canon. ...
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Why were Deuterocanonical books rejected in the Reformation?

The Deuterocanonical books were included in the Septuagint, but not the Hebrew Bible. They are mostly included in the Catholic Old Testament, but not in the Protestant one. I understand the choice ...
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The Dead Sea Scrolls and Protestant canon

Has the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls had any effect on which Old Testament books should be considered canonical by Protestants? I didn't know this until yesterday, but the dead sea scrolls ...
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