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the books of the bible

why not all (if) of the original biblical books are on the bible.? Why the catholic bible is different from others?

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Asked by violetlady at 8:40 PM on Apr. 2, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The reason why Catholic Bibles have more books than Protestant Bibles is because in the 16th century, the Protestants took some books out of the Bible, and they significantly edited a few books as well. In addition to that, some key books from the New Testament were initially removed (Hebrews, James, Jude and Revelation) by the German reformer Martin Luther. However, his followers put them back in after his death.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on Apr. 2, 2010

  • Actually no bible has all the original books. Why is a good question? When asked many said there were part missing, or lost. While others say parts were unable to be translated, and yet somedenied it all together.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 6:00 AM on Apr. 3, 2010

  • Books not included in the Bible are not considered "inspired". There was never a guide to show what books should be included and where they should be put.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:40 AM on Apr. 3, 2010

  • Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 7:58 AM on Apr. 3, 2010

  • Because man was in charge of putting the Bible together and if it didn't fit their political agenda they kept it out.

    Answer by purpleducky at 10:15 AM on Apr. 3, 2010

  • Thats right purpleducky, oh and also a book containing any and all relgious texts and writings would weigh more then one person could carry from town to town.

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:30 PM on Apr. 4, 2010

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