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To: Salvation

Interesting. I wonder why Catholics call certain books “deuterocanonical” when they are part of canon literature. I thought the prefix “deuter” meant “lacking” or “comes up short”. If they’re lacking canon, why are they considered canonical?


4 posted on 01/25/2013 8:50:08 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

“Deuter” means “second”, so “Deuteronomy” is the “second law”, and “deuterocanonical” is the “second canon”.


5 posted on 01/25/2013 9:00:25 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
"Deuter" means second.

As the Gospels, in a sense, are regarded more highly than the Epistles, so too is the deuterocanon secondary. Nevertheless, all of these books are included in the canon of Scripture.

Canon of the Old Testament

8 posted on 01/25/2013 9:25:23 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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