The apocrypha wasn't included at first in the Septuagint, but was appended by the Alexandrian Jews, and was not listed in any of the catalogues of the inspired books till the 4th century Hilary (bishop of Poictiers, 350 A.D.) rejected the apocrypha (Prologue to the Psalms, Sec. 15).
Books Mentioned But Not Found Besides the Apocryphal books eliminated from the Bible used by Protestant Church there are 23 other books mentioned in scripture, which do not appear in the Bible. Books Removed From, Or Associated With, The Bible The known books removed from the original Bible since the 4th century AD. Anomalies In The Apocryphal.
The Old Testament Books in chronological order list. The Old Testament or Jewish Tanakh is the first book of the Bible.It contains the origin and creation of the universe, the exodus from Egypt, the formation of Israel the Prophets and the Wisdom Books.The prophets’ writings were also not brought together in a single form until about 200 BC. The remaining Old Testament books were adopted as canonical even later. The Old Testament list was probably not finally fixed much before the birth of Christ.The deuterocanonical books are not found in the Hebrew Bible. They were added by the Catholic Church at the Council of Trent after Luther rejected it. The background to this theory goes like this: Jesus and the Apostles, being Jews, used the same Bible Jews use today.
How were the New Testament books chosen as part of the canon? This was a complicated process in some ways, but there are some general guidelines that drove the process. A bunch of people who had authority in themselves did not get together and just pick the ones that they said were the right New Testament books.
The Deuterocanonocal book Wisdom has a fairly obvious messianic prophecy. Why is it not included in the Protestant Bible? Posted on May 13, 2010 by John Oakes wrote in Apocrypha, Bible Manuscripts and Textual Questions, Church History, General, Reliability of the Bible, Versions of the Bible.
There are no other books that should be considered as part of the Bible. Even if, theoretically, an authentic letter from the apostle Paul should be discovered, as awesome as such a discovery might be, we would not consider making it part of the Bible. It was simply not used by all the churches over time.
The Book of Maccabees 1 and 2 tell of the Jewish revolt against the Seleucid Empire. Wikimedia. The Book of Maccabees 1 and 2. There are seven books which are accepted in the Biblical Canon by the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, but are rejected by the Jewish Bible (called the Tanakh) and most Protestant.
V. The Disputed but non-canonical books. A. The Apocrypha is not scripture. The Apocryphal books are 15 books written in the 400 years between Malachi and Matthew. They record some of the history of that time period and various other religious stories and teaching. The Catholic Bible (Douay Version) regards these books as scripture.
Maccabees. We may add the Psalms of Solomon, a book which was sometimes included in MSS. of the Salomonic books, or, in complete Bibles, at the end of the Canon; and the Greek version of Enoch, although by some accident it has been excluded from the Greek Bible, on other grounds claims the attention of every Biblical student.
There are few if any books, or rather compendiums of books, which have as complicated a history as the Bible, whichever version is considered. The reasons for the inclusion of some texts and the exclusion of others are varied, based on scriptural, political, and ethnic considerations.
Christianity accepts sixty-six books of the Bible, thirty-nine Old Testament books and twenty-seven New Testament books. Josephus, a Jewish historian during the life of Christ, testified that the books of the Old Testament were brought together during the reign of Artaxerxes Longimanus (464 to 424 B.C.) during the life of Ezra the Scribe (Neh. 8:1, 4, 99 14; 7:6, 11; 12:26, 36).
The books of the Old Testament are included among the Dead Sea Scrolls, with only the book of Esther missing. The portions of the books of the Bible that are included are for the most part very fragmentary, with one notable exception being the Great Isaiah Scroll.
The 66 books that compose the modern Bible are known as the “canon,” a theological word that means, “the books of the Bible officially accepted as Holy Scripture.” Some doubters of the Bible think church councils constructed the Bible by arbitrarily choosing the books they thought should be included.
Why are those books not included in the post-reformed Bible? Simply beacause for the Protestants these books were never part of the Old Testament. The New Testament does not quote them, as it does for most of the Old Testament. The Jewish people did not see those books on the same levels then the rest of the Old Testament Canon.