On the other hand, I don't think it is fair to state that the Masoretic text of the Old Testament (The “Hebrew” OT) was developed solely out of antagonism towards the young Christian Church. There was also a strong desire to preserve Jewish culture at that time (remember that the Temple had been destroyed in 69-70AD). One strong influence in the selection of books for the Masoretic text was that they had been written originally in Hebrew. This automatically eliminated many of the more recent writings, which were originally in Greek.
One telling comparison between the two is in their rendition of the prophet Isaiah. The Masoretic text states that “a young woman” will conceive, while the Septuagint says “a virgin” (parthena) will conceive. Quite a difference!
Although I am Orthodox, I have absolutely no problem with Roman Catholic postings to this site, or with Protestant ones. We should all be willing to accept other points of view. Reading them is always optional. Let us remember that angry, ad hominem attacks are traditional liberal refuges, not of conservatives.
I attended a talk once where the speaker said that the Orthodox Bible is actually longer than the Catholic Bible. I remember something about Maccabees having more ‘books’, and there was some other thing that was longer.
Did I get this right? What does the Orthodox Bible have that the other does not?