I use a standard Bible. But I've learned that many "religions" take books out or have books in their Bible that aren't in mine. Does that make theirs wrong? If there are more books...then why aren't they in every Bible? Where did these extra books come from?
Just a little confused...
Asked by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on Oct. 27, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs
And Orthodox Christians have even more books then Catholic-Christians. It has to do with the different cannons, etc. Also it's good to note that what many non-Catholics (mainly protestant faiths) call the apocrypha Catholics call the Deuterocanonical. The first link is to a table of the different canons side by side: (it makes seeing the difference easier): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Books_of_the_Bible
Wikipedia also has an history of the bibical canons that might be helpful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_canon That does explain when certian canons became closed...... Hope that this helpful....
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Answer by kaycee14 at 6:12 PM on Oct. 27, 2008
The books included in the New Testament in all Christian bibles are the same. It's the number of books included in the Old Testament that is different. The canon of the bible (aka the list of books to be included in the bible) took several hundred years to figure out. Even at the time of Jesus there wasn't a set of scriptures that were used by all Jews. Different Jewish sects used different books as Scripture. Then there were a lot of texts written about Jesus and his teachings. Early Christian groups also used different sets of scripture. So there were a lot of meetings of church leaders and discussions over literally hundreds of years. Here's a Timeline of How the Bible Came To Us.
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