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Is there any Biblical Basis for 400 years of silence between Old and New Testament?

In Amos 8, the prophet declares (NIV trans.): 11 “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “when I will send a famine through the land— not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but ...
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Is there any Biblical Basis for 400 years of silence between Old and New Testament?

Is there any Biblical Basis for 400 years of silence between Old and New Testament? The apocryphal writings were written during what Protestants call "the inter-Testament years". This is ...
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What deuterocanonical books are quoted in the New Testament?

The Deuterocanon quoted (or referred to) in the New Testament Other answers give lists, but here's a quick one with the cross-references in the Protestant King James Bible (1611). Matthew 6:14-15 ...
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Is there any Biblical Basis for 400 years of silence between Old and New Testament?

There are two considerations. One is to establish the fact of roughly 400 years of silence based on writings of that time area. In other words, this is in fact how those of that time understood that ...
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According to Reformed Theology, why did the 70 Jewish translators include the Apocrypha?

It is true that the Jews ultimately did not accept the apocryphal books you listed in their canon, in a gradual process over several centuries at least spanning 1st century BC and 1st century AD. ...
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Did the 1st Century Church Accept the Deuterocanonical books?

Did the 1st Century Church Accept the Deuterocanonical books? The actual answer to this riddle is unknown, but some have quoted these sources. Even the apocryphal Book of Enoch is referenced to in the ...
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What deuterocanonical books are quoted in the New Testament?

Matt. 6:19-20 - Jesus' statement about laying up for yourselves treasure in heaven follows Sirach 29:11 - lay up your treasure. Matt.. 7:12 - Jesus' golden rule "do unto others" is the converse of ...
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Why were Deuterocanonical books rejected in the Reformation?

The Protestants rejection of the deuterocanonical books being equal to Holy Scripture is based primarily on Jerome's Helmeted Preface: Jerome, in his Prologue to the Books of the Kings This ...
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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?

What's missing in the above answers I think is perhaps a couple of concepts that we Orthodox take for granted, but may not be readily apparent to Westerners. First is the attitude towards Canon Law. ...
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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?

The 85th Apostolic Canon, ratified at the Quinisext Council in Trullo in 692, enumerated the list of Old Testament books: Let the following books be counted venerable and sacred by all of you, ...
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Catholics: how can the book of Wisdom be inspired if the author pretended to be Solomon?

The question has several underlying premises. The Catholic Church considers the Book of Wisdom to be canonical, i.e. it belongs to the Scripture. For Catholicism, infallibility of Scripture means &...
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What record is there of a canon of Scripture having been set at the First Ecumenical Council?

tl;dr: There is no record of the Council of Nicaea defining the Canon of Scripture. It is not clear what Jerome meant. The Catholic Encyclopedia's entry for the Book of Judith summarizes what we know,...
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From a Catholic perspective, why does Wisdom merely "infer" the things to come?

Undoubtedly we can say that Jesus' divine nature is omniscient, but your confusion could result from identifying Wisdom too closely with Jesus. In Luke 11:31-35, Jesus speaks of John the Baptist, ...
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Why do 21st century Protestants still not include the deuterocanonical books in the canon?

Because Protestants do not believe that the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ have borne witness to them that those texts are inspired scripture. The Westminster Confession (1646) has a fascinating ...
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Did the 1st Century Church Accept the Deuterocanonical books?

The Deuterocanonicals belong to an era before Christ was born. The text of the OT was written over about 1,000 years. The last prophetic book, Malachi, was written a little before 400 B.C. None of the ...
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What is the dating for the last books of the Catholic Old Testament?

Here is the list of Catholic Deuterocanonical books. For each book, I researched the most accepted dating by scholars, consulting mostly the Dictionary of New Testament Background, IVP Press, 2000 ...
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How much of the deuterocanonical books are true?

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 ...
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Who was Jasher, the author of a book referenced in the bible?

Nobody knows who the original author of the Book of Jasher was, although it is mentioned in Joshua 10:12-13 and in 2 Samuel 1:18-27. Neither has the original manuscript survived. What we do know is ...
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Why did Jesus not clearly state the Old Testament canon, instead of letting others to take account for that?

Why should he have needed to? He spoke to clarify doctrine and correct mistakes. He didn't define what books comprised the scriptures for the same reason he didn't define what a fig is when he ...
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What record is there of a canon of Scripture having been set at the First Ecumenical Council?

The records from the Nicene Council that survived to the modern day make no mention of setting a canon. Jerome's preface to Judith, less than 100 years after the council, says that the Nicene Council ...
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The Dead Sea Scrolls and Protestant canon

The major problem with this question is the fact that the idea of "canon" is anachronistic to the first century. Even within the Christian tradition the "final" form of the canon didn't exist until ...
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Looking for a Catholic Arabic bible

First of all, there are several Bibles in Arabic available online at www.archive.org. As I do not know Arabic, you might need to check whether they include the Deuterocanonical books or not. ...
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Catholics: how can the book of Wisdom be inspired if the author pretended to be Solomon?

Pseudonymity wasn't considered deceptive in that day. Daniel, 2nd Peter and Jude are also considered pseudonymous works. http://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e1551 Even though ...
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Hebrew translation for the Deuterocanonical books?

Per Wikipedia: Two major annotated Hebrew translations of the apocrypha were published in the 20th century. Both editions include commentaries by the editors, both are vowelized, and both of them ...
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Why do 21st century Protestants still not include the deuterocanonical books in the canon?

I am summarizing some of the stronger points from this article: https://carm.org/reasons-why-apocrypha-does-not-belong-bible Jesus defined the Old Testament portion of the canon here: “From the ...
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Did the 1st Century Church Accept the Deuterocanonical books?

On the idea of quoting or referencing books as proving they are or should be part of the canon, this is a very weak argument. We all know about Paul quoting from non-scriptural books, but no one ...
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Did the 1st Century Church Accept the Deuterocanonical books?

There are a number of verses in the NT that are believed to be references to OT verses from the deuterocanonical books. It may be difficult for the average reader to see this, but biblical scholars do....
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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 Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, what are the strongest apologetic arguments for the divine inspiration of the deuterocanonical books? For one thing, the Early Church Fathers were much ...
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