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How much of the deuterocanonical books are true? All deuterocanonical books are considered inspired biblical texts by the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Oriental Orthodox Churches and the Assyrian Church of the East to be canonical books of the Old Testament but which are considered non-canonical by Protestant denominations and thus ...


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Why is the story of Joachim and Anne considered true in tradition but mentioned only in apocryphal works? The Apocrypha are not considered inspired revelation from God. But that does not mean that certain works may contain some truths within them. The Scriptures can not err, but the Apocrypha may hold some errs. This is where tradition comes in: it’s ...


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I’m trying to compile the History of the Bible, at least the Christian recognition of what was inspired and what wasn’t in the Old Testament. Best way to see what Christians recognized as inspired and what wasn't is to let them speak for themselves. Let's review what the early church quoted as inspired scripture. ~80 AD: Clement of Rome Quotes from Book of ...


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The earliest Old Testament canon is mentioned by Josephus circa 95CE, as well as the reason why they considered it "from God". From there, it's history is shown by Melito of Sardis circa 175CE. These earliest canons never included what came to be called the apocrypha. Josephus Although he does not name specific books, it is quite clear to which ...


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Are there any other early non-canonical nativity accounts besides the Gospel of James? There are not many non-canonical nativity accounts from the Early Church, but a few do exist other the the Gospel of James. Apocryphal Sources for the Nativity Even with the information in the two Gospels combined, Matthew and Luke provide us with relatively few details ...


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