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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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What is the history of the canon of the Bible in terms of 66 or 73 books (Catholic vs. Protestant)? Short Answer : Their historic origins lie within the realm of Hellenistic Judaism, which, along with Judaism proper1 and Samaritanism, was one of the main subdivisions of ancient Judaism. 1 Itself divided into several other branches, such as Pharisees, ...


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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 closer in time to the actual sources. Even St. Augustine listed the deuterocanonical books (and the other 66 books) as Scripture. Such a great Doctor of the ...


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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 incorporate parts of the original Hebrew for Ben Sira that were found in the Cairo Geniza and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Avraham Kahana, ed. and trans., Ha-Sefarim ha-...


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Actually, Jordan Bajis writes in his catechetical book, “Common Ground: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity for the American Christian” (page 93) the following:

 The Orthodox Church, unlike the Roman Catholic Church, only recognized 49 books as belonging to the Old Testament canon. The Eastern Church assigns a “second” place of honor after the New ...


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