Roman Catholic Bibles have several more books in the Old Testament than Protestant Bibles. These
books are referred to as the Apocrypha or Deuterocanonical books. That said, no book of the Apocrypha
is mentioned by name in the New Testament, neither Jesus nor the apostles make any reference to the
apocryphal books.
The Apocrypha Has Always Been Rejected By The Jews As Scripture.
Though they are all from the time before the birth of Christ, they were never included in the Hebrew Bible. The books
of the Apocrypha were written during the four hundred silent years between the Book of Malachi and the
announcement of the birth of John the Baptist. Jewish and New Testament sources both agree that no divinely
inspired prophetic utterance occurred during this time. The Jews rejected the Apocrypha as being part of God's
Word. For one reason,
these books were written after God had ceased giving divine revelation. In these
years God was not giving any authoritative word to His people.
The fact that the Apocrypha is found in the Septuagint translation does not prove anything. It merely testifies that the
Alexandrian Jews translated other religious material into Greek apart from the Old Testament Scripture. A
Greek translation is not the same thing as a book being part of the Hebrew canon.
It was not the Jews in Egypt but rather some of the
Greek-speaking Christians who gave some measure of
authoritative status to certain of these books translated with the Septuagint.
FEW JEWS AT THIS TIME (Alexander the Great) COULD EVEN READ HEBREW ANYMORE, thus a lot being
translated into Greek.
While the Hebrew language is not a determining factor as to what books should be part of the Old Testament canon
all of the undisputed books of the Old Testament were composed in Hebrew - none of them were composed in Greek.
Greek did not become the international language till about 330 B.C. This was about seventy years after the close of
the Old Testament. The fact that a number of the books of the Apocrypha were originally written in Greek shows their
late date and their lack of claim to be part of the Old Testament.
The Greek Old Testament, known as the Septuagint,
was written for the Jewish people in Alexandria.

Then Martin Luther, in his Bible translation of 1534, extracted the apocryphal books from their usual places in the Old
Testament, and had them printed at the end of the Old Testament. He stated that they “are not held equal to the
Sacred Scriptures and yet are useful and good for reading.” Apocrypha is to be used for example of life, but not to
establish any doctrine, and it has never been accepted as Holy Scripture.
The Roman Catholic Church officially added the Apocrypha / Deuterocanonicals to their Bible at the Council of Trent
in the mid 1500’s A.D.,
primarily in response to the Protestant Reformation. The Apocrypha /
Deuterocanonicals support some of the things that the Roman Catholic Church believes and practices which are not
in agreement with the Bible. Examples are praying for the dead, petitioning “saints” in Heaven for their prayers,
worshipping angels, and “alms giving” atoning for sins. Some of what the Apocrypha / Deuterocanonicals say is true
and correct. However, due to the historical and theological errors, the books must be viewed as fallible historical and
religious documents, not as the inspired, authoritative Word of God.

SO IN A NUTSHELL: Christians, Roman Catholics and Greek Orthodox all have the same 27 books in the New
Testament and the same 39 books in the Old Testament.
The only difference is the apocrypha, a collection of uninspired writings written during the "silent centuries" (400 BC -
27 AD)
Christians reject the Apocrypha as inspired and view all these books as secular uninspired history written by men
without the aid of God.
The New Testament never quotes from the any of the apocryphal books written between 400 - 200 BC. What is
significant here is that NONE of the books within the "apocryphal collection" are every quoted. So the Catholic
argument that "the apocryphal books cannot be rejected as uninspired on the basis that they are never quoted from
in the New Testament because Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon are also never quoted in the
New Testament, and we all accept them as inspired." The rebuttal to this Catholic argument is that "Ezra, Nehemiah,
Esther" were always included in the "history collection" of Jewish books and "Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon" were
always included in the "poetry collection". By quoting one book from the collection, it verifies the entire collection.
None of the apocryphal books were ever quoted in the New Testament. Not even once! This proves the Catholic and
Orthodox apologists wrong when they try to defend the apocrypha in the Bible.
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ORTH
CHRISTIAN
OTHER
CATHOLIC
1 ADAM/EVE
What happened AFTER they left the Garden of Eden?? Find
out here:
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/fbe/index.htm#section_000
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2 ADAM/EVE
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/fbe/index.htm#section_001
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ENOCH
Enoch is a close relative of Adam, and Noah's grandfather.
This guy really got around.
Jude cites the apocryphal book of Enoch. Both Protestants and
the Roman Catholic Church reject Enoch.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/fbe/index.htm#section_002
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SOLOMON
psalms/odes
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/fbe/index.htm#section_003
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ECCLESIASTICUS
Materialistic tendencies. Written about 180 B.C., contains
proverbs and practical observations of life two centuries before
the birth of Christ. The work closely resembles the Wisdom
Literature of the Old Testament. It represents one of the most
valuable records of early Rabbinical thought. It was translated into
Greek in 132 B.C. by a grandson of the author (Jesus ben Sira)
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WIDSOM
Sometimes referred to as the Wisdom of Solomon. One of
the most valuable books of the entire Apocrypha. It was written by
a Jew of the Dispersion about
65 B.C. It is similar to the Wisdom
Books of the Old Testament. It was written especially to combat
the materialistic tendencies of the canonical book of Ecclesiastes.
Filled with stunning prophecy and replete with the powerful and
spiritual essence of God.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/poly/wis.htm
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ESTHER
pick up where she left off. Many more chapters & additions, written
about 100 B.C. The additions were added for detail and to make
up for some of the spiritual deficiencies of the canonical book. The
added verses greatly enhance the apocalyptic nature of the story
and bring enormous symbolic understanding to it, dramatically
enhancing its relationship to God.
It is replete with dragons,
and images easily reminiscent of the most important tenants and
personages involved in the
last-day warfare between Satan
and Christ.
The symbolism it brings to the Book of Esther is
powerful prophecy.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/apo/aes.htm
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TOBIT/TOBIAS
Jonah wasn't the only one dealing with a fish. Cure
blindness with fish guts and get married as well.
The Book of Tobit, a work of fiction, was very popular among Jews
and early Christians. It is a story of romance and legend from the
Jewish Dispersion in Egypt. It was written in the 3rd century B.C.,
and was based upon two well-known Egyptian stories. The
purpose of this book was to teach useful lessons, and at the same
time correct some of the then-current superstitions. It features
pominently the angel Raphael.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/apo/tob.htm
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JUDITH
The intervention of a woman, it is a legendary tale of a Jewish
widow reminiscent of 'Joan of Ark' who succeeds in outwitting and
finally slaying a great Assyrian general, thus bringing deliverance
to her oppressed people. It was written in Palestine during the
latter half of the 2nd centruy B.C., probably by a Pharisee
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/apo/jdt.htm
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1 MACCABEES
Historical account of the struggle of the Maccabee family and their
followers for Jewish independence from 167 to 134 BC. Historical
references about the period between the testaments. detailed
information relative to Antiochus Epiphanes and his desecration of
the Jerusalem Temple, an action which Jesus said would be
repeated at the time of the end. The book also contains a wealth
of details relative to the
Jewish feast of Hannukah (which
celebrates the re-dedication of the Temple Antiochus debased).
That information is available from no other source, Jewish or
otherwise, and without it there would be no Hannukah celebration.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/apo/ma1.htm
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2 MACCABEES
Makes moral and doctrinal observations, a combination of history
and fiction.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/apo/ma2.htm
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3 MACCABEES
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4 MACCABEES
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SIRACH
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/apo/sir.htm
       
BARUCH
Written in the 1st centruy A.D. under the assumed name of
Baruch, the private secretary of Jeremiah. The 6th chapter is
known as the Epistle of Jeremiah. Both books contain a series of
exhortations, encouragements and severe denunciations.
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ESDRAHS 1
This is the Greek verson of, and in some parts a reconstruction of
the canonical Book of Ezra. It was written about 100 B.C. Some of
the subject matter added is from the book of Nehemiah.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/apo/es1.htm
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ESDRAHS 2
The Ezra (OT) legend. This work was written in A.D. 100.
Therefore these books were never part of the Hebrew canon of
Scripture. Jewish thought surrounding the fall of Jerusalem in 70
A.D.
Second Esdras, (or Fourth Esdras in Roman Catholic reckoning),

contains a strong objection against prayers for the dead -
one of the important doctrines practiced by the Roman
Catholic Church.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/apo/es2.htm
       
EPISTLE OF JERIMIAH
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SUSANNA
1st century B.C. addition to the book of Daniel, magnify
Daniel's powers and the judgment.
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BEL & THE DRAGON
Written about 100 B.C., this story reveals Daniel's wisdom in
exposing the falsehood of idolatry
and those who promote it.
The book also reveals the existance in Babylon of a dragon-god.
Information about this idol is available from no other source, but it
is particularly
relevant in light of dragon prophecies relative
to the last days, scattered throughout the scriptures.
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PRAYER MANNESAH
1st century B.C. Manasseh's Babylonian captivity (2 Chron. 33).
Parts of the Prayer have found their way into Protestant liturgy.
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PRAYER AZARIAH
AND THE SONG OF THE THREE JEWS Addition to the Book of
Daniel
was written about 100 B.C. and was found inserted in his
book, in the third chapter, right after the 23rd verse. The Angel
Raphael (Book of TOBIT) is sometimes referred to as AZARIAH
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LAODICEANS
Paul cites the name of the magicians of Pharaoh who opposed
Moses. These names are not mentioned in the Old Testament. 2Ti
3:8 KJV - 8 Now as
Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do
these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate
concerning the faith.
       
PSALM 151
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Bird poo in your
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Book of TOBIT who was "unclean" and went blind. His son
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Bel and the Dragon....the continuing adventures of
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