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The Apocrypha Debate - Why Are There Extra Books In The "Catholic Bible" That Aren't In The Bible That Most Christians Read?

The Apocrypha (which means "hidden" or "doubtful") most commonly refers to a group of disputed books which are rejected by Protestants and the majority of other Christian groups and accepted by the Roman Catholics.

So why are these disputed books in the "Catholic Bible" and not in other Bibles?

The folks over at inplainsite.org have done a really good job of explaining the issues behind this debate. The article linked to below answers such questions as:

-Did the Jews consider the Apocrypha to be part of the Old Testament?

-What did Jesus think of the Apocrypha?

-Does the New Testament ever refer to the Apocrypha?

-Did the early church fathers believe the Apocrypha was authoritative at all?

-What kinds of problems do we find in the Apocrypha?

I would definitely encourage all of you to go read this important article:


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