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  • The "Apocrypha": Why It's Part of the Bible

    10/28/2013 12:50:17 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 176 replies
    Biblical Evidence for Catholicism ^ | Friday, November 10, 2006 | Dave Armstrong
    (Bible verses: RSV) The Old Testament in Catholic Bibles contains seven more books than are found in Protestant Bibles (46 and 39, respectively). Protestants call these seven books the Apocrypha and Catholics know them as the deuterocanonical books. These seven books are: Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus (or, Sirach), and Baruch. Also, Catholic Bibles contain an additional six chapters (107 verses) in the book of Esther and another three in the book of Daniel (174 verses). These books and chapters were found in Bible manuscripts in Greek only, and were not part of the...
  • The Pilgrims' Regress - The Geneva Bible And The "Apocrypha"

    03/25/2012 2:40:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 42 replies · 3+ views
    Hands on Apologetics ^ | Gary Michuta
    The Pilgrims' Regress The Geneva Bible And The "Apocrypha"By Gary Michuta Every American schoolchild knows that the pilgrims landed on Plymouth rock, but do they know which Bible the pilgrims used? Most people, if asked the question, would say the Puritans used the good old King James Version. Wrong. The King James Bible was the "Authorized Version" of the Established Church of England and the Puritans were religious dissenters from that church. The Puritan's Bible of choice was the Geneva Bible, which was translated by Protestants who fled to Geneva from England during the reign of Queen Mary. The Geneva Bible broke new ground for printed Bibles....
  • The "Inconvenient Tale" of the Original King James Bible

    03/17/2012 7:26:45 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 616 replies · 8+ views
    Handsonapologetics ^ | Gary Michuta
    The "Inconvenient Tale" of the Original King James BibleBy Gary Michuta King James I at the Hampton Court Conference"Dr. Reynolds...insisted boldly on various points ; but when he came to the demand for the disuse of the apocrypha in the church service James could bear it no longer. He called for a Bible, read a chapter out of Ecclesiasticus, and expounded it according to his own views ; then turning to the lords of his council, he said, " What trow ye makes these men so angry with Ecclesiasticus ? By my soul, I think Ecclesiasticus was a bishop,...
  • 5 Myths about 7 Books

    11/07/2009 9:04:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 49 replies · 929+ views
    VictorClaveau.com ^ | 2001 | Mark P. Shea
    5 Myths about 7 Books  MARK SHEA Here are the answers to five common arguments Protestants give for rejecting the Deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament. People don't talk much about the deuterocanon these days. The folks who do are mostly Christians, and they usually fall into two general groupings: Catholics — who usually don't know their Bibles very well and, therefore, don't know much about the deuterocanonical books, and Protestants — who may know their Bibles a bit better, though their Bibles don't have the deuterocanonical books in them anyway, so they don't know anything about them either....
  • What Are the "Apocrypha?"

    07/28/2009 8:58:37 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 31 replies · 650+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 1946 | Hugh Pope, O.P.
    Catholics are sometimes puzzled when they hear their non-Catholic friends speaking of the "Apocrypha." If they question them they discover that they understand by that term the Books of Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Tobias, Judith, Baruch, First and Second Machabees and portions of Esther and Daniel. If further questioned, their friends should be able to say that at the Reformation the churches which separated from Rome and followed the lead of Luther and others decided that the above Books were not of equal authority with the rest since they are not to be found in the Hebrew Bible, but only in...
  • Hebrew Scriptures And Deuterocanonicals

    06/15/2009 10:19:28 AM PDT · by bdeaner · 64 replies · 934+ views
    Spero News ^ | 8/19/06 | Adrian
    What is the Hebrew canon and are the deuterocanonicals/apocrypha a part of it? During Jesus' time, the Jews, as a whole, did not officially have a list of inspired books or canon. For example, the Sadducees accepted only the Pentateuch as Scriptures while the Pharisees accepted prophetic writings as well as other wisdom books, like Job and Proverbs as inspired. Which canon of Scriptures was known to Jesus, His followers and the first Christians? The answer is that they knew both Palestinian Canon and the Greek Septuagint translation. Greek-speaking Jews also lived in Palestine and were known as Hellenists (Acts...