Asked by Anonymous at 5:48 PM on Apr. 22, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:52 PM on Apr. 22, 2010
They are seven books that are included in the Catholic Bible. They were removed from the Protestant Bible during the reformation. Depending on the Bible you have they may or may not be included. There are more Apocrypha books but most people are referring to the seven: Tobit, Judith, Esther 10:4-16:24, Wisdom, Sirach, Additions to Daniel, and Maccabees
Here they are if your interested. Apocryha
Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:58 PM on Apr. 22, 2010
Books of the Bible that were not considered to be Divinely Inspired. The Catholic Bible (OT) includes some books that Protestants call Apocrypha, Catholics refer to them as the deuterocanonical texts. Protestants don't believe them to be divinely inspired but the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches do. (Just in case you are interested in what those are here's a link that lists them) They were removed from the Protestant Bibles during the Protestant reformation.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:00 PM on Apr. 22, 2010
Different Christian denominations have a different books that they include in the bible (aka different biblical canons). Those books which a denomination doesn't consider useful but not divinely inspired are referred as "apocrypha". The common example is the difference between Catholic and Protestant Bibles. Catholic bibles contain seven additional Old Testament Books plus additions to the Books of Daniel and Esther. Catholics refer to these as "deuterocanonical" and consider them part of the bibical canon. Protestants don't and so they refer o them as the "apocrypha". But that's not the only example. For example there are also Jewish apocrypha.
Answer by eringobrough at 6:45 PM on Apr. 22, 2010
The Catholics added the extra books. Later these books were removed. The extra books in the Old Testament are not in the Jew's Hebrew Book. Jesus and Paul did not quote from the extra books
They weren't added they were removed. They were originally included in the KJV then removed , They are not extra books. We know they weren't in the original Jew's Hebrew Book, that's why they are called deuterocanonical, or second cannon. They are still sacred texts, no one has to read them but why keep them from people, many Protestant Bibles still include these texts at the end of their Bible in an appendix, so what is the big deal.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:56 PM on Apr. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:04 PM on Apr. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:32 PM on Apr. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on Apr. 22, 2010
The large majority of Old Testament references in the New Testament are taken from the Greek Septuagint—which includes the deuterocanonical books, as well as apocrypha—both of which are called collectively anagignoskomena (things that are read). Several appear to have been written originally in Hebrew, but the original text has long been lost. Archaeological finds, however, discovered some original texts among the Dead Sea scrolls. The Septuagint was widely accepted and used by Greek-speaking Jews in the first century, even in the region of Roman Judea, and therefore naturally became the text most widely used by early Christians, who were predominantly Greek speaking.
In the New Testament, Hebrews 11:35 refers to an event that was only explicitly recorded in one of the deuterocanonical books (2 Maccabees 7)
Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 PM on Apr. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:44 PM on Apr. 22, 2010