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How Many Books Of The Bible

books of the bible….

if i were to write a new book, (note that genesis, matthew, luke, revelation are all books, not chapters), and have it go in harmony with the rest of the bible, claim that god inspired me to write it as a new addition to the bible, would you or would you not take it seriously? if not, why not? why would you choose…

That is a very good question. I am not sure how I feel about adding to the Bible, but I do believe that God can inspire people today to write. I believe that many books have been inspired by God. Honestly, I don’t know of much personally that the bible has left out. It pretty much answers it all if you have an honest relationship with God. If you are someone who doesn’t believe in the Bible and pick it up and read it, then yes, it would seem like there is a lot unsaid.I guess to me, we would need to go back to the time the Bible was put together and see what the criteria was and see how they decided, and kida go from there. This is a very good question and now that I think about it, I am not sure how much help I have been at even answering it :O) Sorry :O) God bless.


exist?What is NIV?I know the KJV,How many translations of the bible exists? ?What NIV stands for?The king James version, why is it called kind James and not king harry, was not king harry that took out the books from the original bible? I am confused.

Contemporary English Version): The CEV is highly readable, for both adults and children. It strives to preserve the meaning of the original in natural English expressions and is even more successful at this than was its predecessor, the GNT. 100 translation experts led by Dr. Barclay Newman contributed to the CEV. It tackles most translation difficulties, including Greek genitives and similar problems, which are often left undertranslated in versions which focus more on the original forms. In 1996 the CEV won the coveted Crystal Award from the Plain English Campaign in the United Kingdom.ESV (English Standard Version): a recent version, produced by theologically conservative scholars, which slightly updates the RSV. The ESV is promoted as “… a new, essentially literal Bible translation that combines word-for-word precision and accuracy with literary excellence, beauty, and readability.”GW (God’s Word): produced by God’s Word to the Nations. Not as idiomatic as the CEV, but still quite readable for both adults and children. GW is more dynamic and readable than the NIV. I have reviewed GW in a translation journal.(GNT) Good News Translation [formerly called TEV (Today’s English Version) and GNB (Good News Bible)]: originally translated by the American Bible Society (ABS) for speakers of English as a second language but found by many native English speakers to be a very readable and helpful translation. The GNT is characterized, on the whole, by natural English. Its ABS successor is the CEV.HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible): produced by Lifeway, a Southern Baptist publishing house, but with an interdenominational translation team. The HCSB attempts to be more readable than the NASB but more literal than the NIV.ISV (International Standard Version): American seminary professors on its Committee On Translation and Contributing Scholars. Highlights careful attention to Greek verb “tenses” (aspect) and translation of these to English. Some Biblical poetry is translated as English rhyming poetry. Promoted by its producers as “the most readable and accurate English translation of the Bible ever produced”. The New Testament has been printed and is available for purchase. The entire New Testament and books of the Old Testament completed in preview form are available for download.JBP (New Testament in Modern English, Revised). This is one of the best translations ever produced, in terms of English style and impact upon readers. The translator was the British Biblical scholar, J.B. Phillips.NAB (New American Bible): translated by Catholic Biblical scholars.NASB (New American Standard Bible): favored by some conservative Christians who prefer a literal translation. The quality of English is not as natural as that of the NIV. An updated version was published in 1995.NCV (New Century Version): originally translated for children under the title International Children’s Version. It has undergone some revision so that it can be appreciated by adults, as well. Very readable. Several formats are available for children and adults.NET (New English Translation): Team of 20 translators. This version uses a relatively literal translation approach. It is, however, more readable than more literal versions such as the NASB. It will make a good study version for those already familiar with the Bible. Its website, like several other Bible version websites, lists its translation principles. Its most noticeable feature is the huge number of informative footnotes explaining NET translation decisions and giving other background information. This version is Internet-friendly with footnotes clickable from the main text.NIV (New International Version): the best-selling English version. Considered the version of first choice by many evangelicals. A relatively literal translation with some dynamic renderings. Its English is, on the whole, a little more natural than that of the NASB.NJB (New Jerusalem Bible): Like the NAB, translated by Catholic Biblical scholars. There is a literary sophistication to much of its English. The NJB is a revision of the Jerusalem Bible.NLT (New Living Translation): exegetically more accurate than its predecessor, the Living Bible. Produced by a team of 90 scholars. Promoted by its producers as a thought-for-thought translation. Reads better than most recent literal and relatively literal versions.NRSVNew Revised Standard Version): highly regarded in scholarly circles. Reads about as well as the NIV.REB (Revised English Bible): revision of the New English Bible, translated by British scholars. The target audience is probably moderately well educated adults. Pleasant literary language, using British English.TNIV (Today’s New International Version): a mild revision of the NIV. The subject of heated debate among conservative evangelicals, some of whom disagree strongly with the use of gender language in the TNIV for some passages where the TNIV tran

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How many biblical authors there were and how they wrote the books of the bible..

I took this from Many People Wrote the Bible?How many people wrote the bible? There are 40 authors of the books of the Bible. Most of them we know, but there are anonymous writers too. Some of the authors wrote one book, some wrote several.Moses is credited for the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy which are called the Pentetuch. These books cover creation to his own death at the end of Deuteronomy. It’s been suggested that another person, who took over the spiritual leadership of the Israelites, completed Deuteronomy.The books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth are historical documents written before or during the reign of King David presumably by priestly historians.The Psalms were written by King David, Moses, Solomon, the sons of Korah, the sons of Asaph and Ethan the Ezrahite. There are also some Psalms that were written anonymously.Proverbs, Song of Solomon, and Ecclesiastes were written by King Solomon, though chapters 30 and 31 of Proverbs were written by Agur and Lemuel respectively.Isaiah, Hosea, Amos, Jonah, Micah, Nahum and Zephaniah were the prophets who penned the books with their names.The writers of Samuel, Kings, Esther, and Job are unnamed.Habakkuk, Joel, Obadiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi were written by the prophets’ named respectively.Jeremiah wrote both Lamentations and Jeremiah while Ezra wrote Ezra, Nehemiah and possibly Chronicles.In the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote their gospels and Luke also wrote the book of Acts. Paul is responsible for the Pauline Letters which are Romans, 1st Corinthians, 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1st Thessalonians, 2nd Thessalonians, 1st Timothy, 2nd Timothy, Titus, and Philemon.Peter of the Twelve Disciples wrote 1st and 2nd Peter. John, the Disciple that Jesus loved, wrote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John and also Revelation.The book of James has been credited to James the brother of Jesus and the book of Jude was written by Jude the bother of James. Hebrews has been ascribed to the Apostle Paul but is generally considered to have been written anonymously.How many people wrote the Bible? Although the actual count of the authors of the Bible is 40, there wouldn’t be the history and stories without the people who lived and told them.Learn More about Who Wrote the Bible! – See more at: these are the human authors, I believe they were all inspired by the Holy Spirit and the book is ultimately from God, penned by men, but actually inspired by God.

How were the books of the Bible compiled.

Which person(s) ultimately decided which books to include, which books to exclude and what order to place them in? Since the books of the Bible were written over many years by many different authors, who is to say there is not a book that was initially supposed to be in the Bible but is now missing?

The Early Church Fathers who were close to followers of Jesus, decided which books had authority and which books didn’t. They decided this based on 1) the book’s association with a disciple of Jesus, or someone close to a disciple 2) how widely the book was distributed and how widely used it was in the early church community 3) the accuracy of the book — i.e. how closely it conformed with everyone’s collective understanding of Jesus’ life and message. This process began about 100 Ad, about sixty years after Jesus. But you have to understand that back then oral tradition was really strong, so the reality of Jesus was very much alive through people memorizing His sayings and accurately passing down what happened. It was not mere “stories” — in many ways the oral tradition was viewed as more accurate and more real and sacred than written texts, because in Ancient times history wasn’t seen as merely the written word.All the books you are talking about that got excluded are either available in various forms and were still used by the early church (The Didache, the letters of Clement, etc) or they were gnostic texts. Gnostics wrote a LOT later than the apostles did, and their theories and spirituality had little to do with Jesus’ real message. This was patently obvious and it was heresy, so the church fathers excluded those books. The gnostic gospels like Thomas and Peter were obviously written later and are not as accurate.I am in seminary right now studying this stuff, and I can honestly say that everything that’s in the bible is what God wants us to know. If you want to explore non-canonical texts which are still spiritually valid, check out the Didache, 1st, 2nd letters of Clement, and the writings of Justin Martyr. These are all early texts and represent the living, accurate tradition of Jesus shortly after His death and resurrection.And btw, I know many people think that the gospels were written really late, but if you actually study it and don’t listen to hearsay, you will find out that scholars have proven that all of the canonical gospels were written within the 1st century and no later than 50-60 years after Jesus. This may seem late to us in our time, but the thing is like I said back then people didn’t record history in the same way — they relied on oral tradition to accurately pass down history. Therefore the fact that these books were written that early is actually remarkable within this historical context.

Other books of the Bible.

From what I understand, there are other books of the Bible that didnt make it with the ,66 books that currently make it now. How many other books are there?

Which bible?Jewish bible: 24Protestant bible: 66Roman catholic: 73Greek orthodox: 78Ethiopian orthodox: 81Mormon/LDS: 65Then you also have an unknown number of “outside books,” “extrabiblical books,” or “noncanonical books” that never made it into any bible.

How many books is the bible comprised of.

Well, yeah. That’s what I’m asking. Also, how many books are in a Catholic bible? I know there’s more in those ones.

There are 73 in the original Christian Bible. Some Protestants removed 7 books from the Old Testament making their Bible 66 without any authority to do so.In first century Jerusalem there were at least four OT Canons in use by different Jewish Groups. There was the Canon of the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Ethiopian Jews and the Diaspora/Essene Jews. Jesus and the disciples used the Septuagint which was the Canon of the Diaspora/Essenes. We know this because it is quoted in the New Testament. This Canon continued to be the Canon of Christians until after the Reformation and, in fact until about 200 years ago when the Protestants adopted a condensed version of the Canon eliminating the Deuterocanonicals from their Bibles. Even the AKJ originally contained the complete Christian Canon. It has been said by critics of Christ’s Church that the Deuterocanonicals were never believed to be inspired and just the opposite is true. The decision by Christians as to which books are inspired and useful for teaching was decided at the African Synods in the late fourth and early fifth century. There was never a question about their inspiration.The OT Canon chosen by the Protestants is actually a Jewish Canon not chosen by the Jews until after the establishment of Christianity as a result of the spread of Christianity to slow the growth of the new group in Jerusalem after the fall of the Temple in 70AD. Until then as I said previously there were many Canons in use. The adoption of the Canon missing the Deuterocanonicals united the Jews against the Christians was decided in the Jewish Council of Jamnia because the Deuterocanonicals referred too strongly to the Messiah fulfilled in Christ.Some Protestants will claim that only the Jews have the authority to choose Canon but the Church deferred that decision to Christ and the disciples and it is clear through biblical research, that the Septuagint is the Bible used by the first century Church and quoted in the NT Scriptures. The fact that Protestants choose to adopt the Canon that was approved by the same Jews that accused our Lord that resulted in His crucifixion suggests the source of this confusion as from the father of lies who led the Pharisees to accuse Christ and petition for His punishment. It is another way that Satan divides the body of Christ and separates the faithful denying Christ’s prayer that we all be one in Christ through His Church. The Christian Church has always used the Septuagint as Canon and never the truncated version of modernist Protestants.Some Protestants erroneously believe that Catholics added to the Bible with the Deuterocanonicals but this shows an ignorance of their own history and the history of Christianity as witnessed by Christ’s Church. The facts are that the Protestants removed the Deuterocanonicals and even considered strongly to remove some of the NT books currently in use by Protestants and Catholics. Fr. Martin Luther was in favor of removing the book of James because it conflicted with His heretical man made doctrines of the “Solas”, Sola Scriptura and Sola Fide. The heretic Ulrich Zwingli wanted to remove the Gospel of John because of its teaching of the commandment to Eat Christ’s Body and drink His Blood which contradicted his view of a real absence of Christ instead of a real presence in the Eucharist. Even Fr. Martin Luther could not endorse such a departure from Scriptures and deny that Christ is truly and really present in the Eucharist in Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.In ChristFr. Joseph

How many books of the Bible are true.

It seemed like it’d be less work than typing out how many are false…

The Bible speaks that Palestine i.e the Canaanite region belongs to the Jews, if the Bible is false then, that land of milk and honey does not belong to the Jews. I don’t really care.As a matter of fact every person of a particular faith will says that their book is true.Do you expect muslims to blurt out that the quran is false as it is the Satanic verses and/or it’s Uthaman’s work of fiction as he burnt all the ‘original’ copies of the quran?Will soso ask Uthaman why he burnt the quran? Also the quran states that allah is protecting the quran.. .. .. .. yeah right.

How many books of the Bible have been removed .

I know several books of the Bible have been left out for various reasons. How many new books have been discovered in the past several hundred years? What were the names ?

Seven books were removed from the Holy Bible by the founders of Protestantism – from their own version of the Bible that is. The full Bible, with the same 73 divinely inspired books originally assigned to the Canon is still available in any Catholic bookstore. Any texts other than these 73 , and there are at least a hundred of them, are not Scripture, never were part of the Bible, and never will be.

Books of the Bible How Many.

The Pentecostal Fundies claim their are 66 inspired books but the Inspired cannon of scripture they got their books from have 73 Inspired books. So if I am to believe this I have to believe that the original inspired people who put the cannon of the bible together made a mistake in Including those extra books and…

they had to fit certain criteria to but put inbooks were left out for various reasons, they had gone through hundreds of books to make the bible.i’m sure they could have put more then that in 66this links may give you a better idea……edit:> you can find the dead sea scrolls on line, they are in bad shape, incomplete and for that reason i think they were. not add….

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  1. Esther,For your information, the manuscripts of the Bible are in Hebrew (Old Test.- a few passages in Aramaic) and Greek (New Testament). And there are many translation no only to English, but to many, many languages of the world.Chippy, I could definitely believe that someone may have a post a book or an insight from God that should be shared. This happens all the time. Because I believe that God has plenty still to say for us, but at the same time, I don’t think that what is being said today is to be reverered as Scripture. SO, I would not go as far as saying something someone wrote today should be added to the Bible. Does that make sense?

  2. The books they dropped are sometimes called the Apocrypha.There are others, la ASV, NKJV, etc, etc. and also in Spanish, French, German, etc., etc.

  3. NIV stands for “New International Version.”NASB = New American Standard BibleOld Testament Apocrypha: “Profitable and good to read.” Martin LutherProtestant Bibles have 66 books.

  4. Now that you know that Bibles with only 66 books are accepted only by a minority of the World’s Christians – and a rather small minority at that! – what is the second class of “other Bible books”? These are called “pseudepigrapha” – a word that means “false writings”. You can find most of the ones known here under three headings:Always be sure to use the KJV (King James Version) as the standard to compare scriptures from other bibles with and against.Just Remember 66/40

  5. The Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches include all of theYou’ll be hard pressed to find sentences in the Bible that are true, much less whole books.

  6. With love in Christ.

  7. Fr. john

  8. Then there is how the Old Testament was written and compiled. There is strong evidence to suggest that it was copiled from 5 separate texts after the Babylonian exile, each with a differnet point of view.

  9. Actually 7 Books were removed by the Protestants they were always part of the Christian Bible. They are the Book of Tobit, Book of Judith, 1 Book of Maccabees, 2 Book of Maccabees, Book of Wisdom, Book of Sirach (Eccelesiasticus), and the Book of Baruch. Also the Greek manuscripts from the Book of Esther were removed and the short stories of the Prayer of Azariah (The Song of Three Holy Children), Virtue of Sussana, and The Idol Bel and the Dragon from the Book of Daniel. And also the Letter of Jeremiah was also removed being that it was included within the Book of Baruch. The original Christian Bible was compiled from the Alexandria Hebrew Bible these Books which were included were from the Greek Septnagint and to this day they are part of the Duterocanonical Books (Second Scripture) within the Catholic Bible.The Holy Bible still contains exactly the same 73 divinely inspired books it contained when it was first compiled by the Catholic Church at the end of the 4th Century. Except for Protestant Bibles. The founder of Protestantism, Martin Luther, in the 16th Century, decided to trash 10 books of God’s Holy Word – 7 Old Testament books and 3 New Testament books. His own followers were at the point of rebellion over trashing the writings of the apostles, so he had to back down on the 3 New Testament books. But He still removed the 7 Old Testament books. If he had his way, Protestants today would be using an incomplete Bible of 63 books instead of the incomplete Bible of 66 books they do use. But the original Holy Bible, without a word added, removed or changed, is still available in any Catholic bookstore, and most large secular bookstores.

  10. May the Lord bless and keep you. May He let the light of His face shine upon you.The books of the bible were writings sought after and the Emperor of Rome Constantine payed to have many scholars separate the books to be included and burn the rest. It was his final decision which ones stayed in because he was paying for it. That is what I have read. Now there were many books not included because they were hidden or not available. One such book which is parallel with the 4 Gospels is the Book of thomas which was found in Egypt not til recently. Another collection of books found in Egypt is called the Nag Hamidi and there are Codex writings being revealed. What our bible today represents are the books of what our American fore Fathers have passed down. Some have been eliminated like the Apocrypha that was included and removed by the Protestants when the King James bible was made.

  11.…There are also others likebut definitely check out that website if you’re interested.

  12. NIV = New International VersionProtestants have fully accepted each and every one of the 27 books that the Holy Spirit inspired Catholics to select for the New Testament over 1,500 years ago..The Index.

  13. If you check out you can basically see the Bible in the many many different translations available.The difference in the Old Testaments actually goes back to the time before and during Christ’s life. At this time, there was no official Jewish canon of scripture.The Naked Archeologist says their are scrolls in the Middle East somewhere locked in a basement-American Standard

  14. Actually the Catholic Church didn’t finalize their Bible until 1546 during the Council of Trent. Protestants refused to accept the Apocrypha because it contained books that were not written in Hebrew, the only language God sent scripture in. The Catholic’s Old Testament is from the Greek language and has additional books that could not have came from God because He did not send scripture in Greek.-Greek LexiconThe Roman Emperor Constantine produced the bible and he was a pagan not god!!! He also organized Christianity into the Holly Roman Catholic Church!! Not in Israel or any of the countries of supposed origin but entirely Italian!!Paul didnt write that John did in revelations , The canon of Scriptures is closed, A person can still write something that God put on his Heart but it would have to line up with the word of God

  15. No! Your “new book” would not be taken seriously.

  16. The Bible is 1 book.

  17. “The Old Testament apocrypha have been variously included and omittedCatholic Bibles have 73 books.There are many other texts that have been written and the authors claim inspiration for them all, but their orthodoxy was in question as it was either too unclear as to what it was revealing or it contradicted what was revealed.Testament record. Some of these books are historical in nature.Daniel, Bell and the Dragon

  18. – New Testament DiscoveriesI would take what you wrote seriously, but not as the canon of scripture. There are three catagories that make the books in the Bible acceptable.After the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, with increasing persecution from the Romans and competition from the fledgling Christian Church, the Jewish leaders came together and declared its official canon of Scripture, eliminating seven books from the Septuagint.

  19. Old Testament Apocrypha: These documents are the only Bible-like recordbut refer to them as “deuteron-canonical” books. In this context, the termTobitKing James was written in common 17th century English, American Standard was written for early-1900’s American English, New King James is the King James worded in more common modern English, the list goes on. Wikipedia lists over 80 different English translations.…1 MaccabeesFirst is their antiquity: Can such materials be traced back to either the prophets or disciples?There are many and I have 7 or 8. are actually thousands!There were also some Books that made it into the Christian Bible when the Vulgate was compiled such as the 3 Book of Esdras, 4 Book of Esdras, and the Prayer of Manasses. St. Jerome numbered 3 Book of Esdras and 4 Book of Esdras as the 1 Book of Esdras and 2 Book of Esdras within the Vulgate. But the actual 1 Book of Esdras and 2 Book of Esdras are the Book of Ezra and the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament. Latter on these three Books (3 Esdras, 4 Esdras, and the Prayer of Manasses) were removed by the Western Church and deemed Apocrypha because they never were part of the original Christian Bible.What a wonder full disinformation and deception campaign he waged against his Christian enemies – so good in fact that Christians are still following the deception to this day!!!

  20. JudithLet me advise you and everyone else to be very cautious of these New Age bibles that are flooding the bookshelves! Some of them have been written with subtle changes that can change the whole meaning or context of a bible verse or chapter (the “paraphrased” bibles we see are good examples of what I am describing). Additionally, some of these new bibles have been re-written to include the author’s views, ideas and agendas based on thier personal beliefs.

  21. Even the 5th century Bible scholar Jerome doubted these books and he called them the Apocrypha which means writings or statements of dubious authenticity. The King James and Catholic versions of the New Testament are the same but the Catholic Bible has books that are excluded from the Jewish and Protestant canons of the Old Testament.

  22. I’m sure you’ve heard of the Council at Nicaea. The indications were that the books were somewhat pre-selected though. The current Bible is a subset of those as the apocrypha is not included. However it does not stop there, various other sects use different portions of the books, mostly less, but some more.2 Timothy 3:16:”All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.”

  23. The books removed were Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Wisdom (of Solomon), Sirach, and Baruch. Parts of existing books were also removed including Psalm 151 (from Psalms), parts of the Book of Esther, Susanna (from Daniel as chapter 13), and Bel and the Dragon (from Daniel as chapter 14).The bible has been what it is for Centuries, containing the same books over all this time. Someone comes around and decides to write another adding to the bible, how do YOU think people would react?? Would they take you seriously??The oldest Christian Bibles are the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus which date back to the 2nd century and includes all the listed Books which are not considered as Apocrypha that I had listed, The Church of Alexandria which would latter be known as the Oriental (Coptic) Orthodox Church included the Book of Enoch and the Book of Jubilees but this was because they were Books carried on by their culture. And the reason why 3 Book of Maccabees and 4 Book of Maccabees never made it into the Vulgate has two main factors first it didn’t have anything to do with the story from the 1 Book of Maccabees and 2 Book of Maccabees and second even though there was some historical content the story itself was fictional but the Eastern Church had included them within their Greek Vulgate which was completed after the Latin Vulgate.NIV = New International VersionEdit: correction on the time”end of 4th century” not the 3rd century – thanks Jim!

  24. 39+27 = 66 BOOKS IN THE BIBLE.

  25. I have The King James, The Jerusalem, The Living Bible, The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, The Douay, The New International Version, and The Septuagint Interlinear Greek Bible. For more on the Greek Septuagint, follow the link below.…The King James Bible was not the first English translation, but it was the first that was widely available to the churches of England, and therefore became the standard. There are indeed many slight differences between the King James Bible and the original Greek, though.• Intercession of angels (Tobit 12:12-15)3 9 BOOKS IN THE O.T. (39)

  26. The early Christian Church was born into this world. The Church, with its bilingual Jews and more and more Greek-speaking Gentiles, used the books of the Septuagint as its Bible. Remember the early Christians were just writing the documents what would become the New Testament.Wisdom of SolomonThe books which are found in a full version of the Bible, but not in Protestant versions, are called the ‘Deuterocanonical Books’, or the ‘Apocrypha’. The ‘Apocrypha’ also include some extra parts of the Book of Daniel (the stories of Bel and the Dragon and Suzannah).Well there is no reason for anyone to disbelieve the Book of Esther, Ruth or Nehemiah-New American Standard (NASB)If you have any doubt about any given verse, you could go to see what the original text said, and not just rely on any given translation (you can do this with the help of a lexicon, like the one on the Strong concordance, for instance)

  27. Some documents are scanned, others are edited for readability and by the

  28. What we know as the “canonized” bible was not assembled in anything like it’s present form until the end of the 4th century by a council of bishops (although it was still debated for centuries after). They chose which books should be included in the bible, which books were inspired by God, by vote, just as we might vote on a law. (Can you imagine that some books missed out on being The Word of God by one vote?) Were they any more qualified to judge which books were divine than anyone living today? Is their judgement and knowledge any better than ours?- Pseudepigrapha66

  29. ESV = English Standard VersionCan you prove your writings are inspired of god??? know what i mean?

  30. • Purgatory (Wisdom 3:1-7)Again: these Scriptures (specifically the “YES” Scriptures in the Deuterocanon column) are found in the Bibles of the ***overwhelming majority** of the World’s Christians (about 75% of all Christians).

  31. Define truth if you are a naturalist. Good luck with that.

  32. 23 scholars got together and decided what was to be included there.documents to show the background to Biblical allusions.You can find them all online here.King James was the first person to translate the Bible into English2 EsdrasThis is actually not open to interpretation…its history, its fact. In the 600s the Pope held a council (the name escapes me) and determined the books of the Bible. This same compilation is still used by Catholics today. However during the 1500s and the Reformation many books were lost in transition to the protestant Bible (ie King James version). I find it ironic that Protestants trust only the Bible- not the Pope, when it was the Pope that compiled the Bible! If you are searching for proof between the two versions of the Bible, find a Bible with the Book of Wisdom and the Book of Tobit in the OT. If they are present, you’re holding a Catholic Bible. If they are missing, its a Protrestant reformed Bible.

  33. • Prayers for the dead (Tobit 12:12; 2 Maccabees 12:39-45)In the Bible there so many mistakes and errors are from the very first verse right up to the very last verse. Plus, The oldest forms of Christianity do not support the ‘born again’ beliefs. Last but not least Does the Bible exist in the original form anywhere on earth?.

  34. They did not sit down to write the bible. The bible is made up of a collection of books written by different people, at different times in history. There were many more books written than are included in the modern bible. Some sects refer to these other books, some ignore them.

  35. 66 BooksJudithapocrypha (except for the books of Esdras and the Prayer of Manasseh),Paul didn’t write any such thing. Perhaps you are referring to John, who wrote that what he had recorded in what we call The Book of Revelation was complete, and was not to be added to. No-one in the First Century ever wrote anything about adding to the Bible, since they had no idea that there eventually would be a Christian Bible. The Catholic Church didn’t finalize the Canon of Scripture until the end of the 4th Century. However, once that task was accomplished, the Canon was FINAL for all time, and nothing was to be added to it or removed from it. Nothing has been changed since then, except of course by Protestants, who have done both – added words and removed whole books.At the council of Nicea in A.D. 325, When it the leaders of the church discussed which writings were authoritative, and should be part of the New Testament, one of the criteria was, “Who wrote it?” Simply…they wouldn’t know you.same books are referred to by Protestants as the “pseudoepigrapha.”It is te only truthful Book ever written.

  36. All of these Bibles are paraphrased in different ways, attempting to make some of the more complex ideas understandable to its target audience.

  37. It’s interesting that you make such a statement. The reason you don’t believe the Bible is true is because Christ has closed your mind to the gifts he gives to you. Repent, and know that Christ desires all people to be saved, including you. And this IS true because Christ has died for all would merely believe it.

  38. “apocrypha” generally refers to writings entirely outside of the biblical

  39. O L D T E S T A M E N Twhat about those?exclude the apocrypha (though the King James version of 1611 included…

  40. “Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that in us you might learn not to exceed what is written, in order that no one of you might become arrogant in behalf of one against the other,” (1 Cor. 4:6).As far as the Catholics Bible ?what do they say?Did you know, the most popular Gospel in the 3rd Century was not Matthew, Mark, Luke or John, but Peter, a Gospel that did not make the cut, because it said Jesus rose straight from the Grave and didn’t return for 40 days. While Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were none of them Apostles, Acts and the Gospel of Peter were the two most read scriptures by the 3rd Century.

  41. Finally, there can be no more revelation. All that is revealed has been done already when God took on human flesh. Jesus is the full revelation. And so, any other writing after the canon of Scriptures (completed in the Council of Hippo) would be superfulous. And so, your writings would be of something to take note and may even lend some insight, yet it would only repeat what was already revealed within the collected books of the Bible.Roman Catholics often say that it was their church that gave us the Bible. They sometimes claim this when defending their “Sacred Tradition” so that they might support extra-biblical teachings such as purgatory, penance, indulgences, and Mary worship. They often say the only way the Christian church knew what books are to be included in the Canon of Scripture was because it was revealed by word-of-mouth in the early church; that is, by the tradition of the Catholic Church.-New International VersionIf one book of scripture is untrue than all of it is untrue.complex subject query in the search engines that may help

  42. In the end, one and only one Bible is the universally accepted standard, and that is the Greek version. It is a Bible that was compiled from the contents of numerous ancient Greek texts. The multitudes of ancient Greek texts which were compiled to form the complete accepted Greek version were 100% word-for-word identical to each-other a remarkable 63% of the time, which has made the Greek Bible the universally accepted standard for all modern translations.

  43. The books were composed in the fact that they were all harmonious with each other, as in they all refer to one another, and share the same principles without contradiction. The “other” books like Mary, Maccabees, ect. are not considered canon b/c they cannot be verified truthful, and the oldest manuscripts are not old at all.

  44. Second is there acceptance and traditional use of them by the general population: Can such material be found in use by the wider Church? This precludes the idea that only individual bishops created and decided what goes into the canon (rule or standards) of Scripture.I don’t know but would like to!

  45. totally on the 1611 King James Version.400 year period, then the birth of Christ and the beginning of the New

  46. Many of the apocryphal books are alluded to in the New Testament. For instace Heb 11:35 refers to the seven brothers in 2 Macc 7, and Rev 21:18-21 is closely paralleled by Tob 13:16-17.

  47. 2 Maccabeesof the Inter-testament Period. The Bible record ends with Malachi, there is aWhen I was a Christian, I was told that the King James Version was the only real Bible, and that the NIV and all other versions were tampered with by Satan so that people would read them and go to hell.

  48. from bibles over the course of the centuries. Protestant churches generallyThe latest accurate english translation is the King James Authorized Version. King James authorized the trtanslation which was published in 1611. The next major translation was published in the late 1800’s from different manuscripts. The NIV is just another translation from these corrupt manuscripts, different so it could be copywrited. (Read money.) If you are really interested…. search it out for yourself on the web.. or I could point you to web sites…. or not as you wish.

  49. 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  50. 40 Authors• Intercession of saints in heaven (2 Maccabees 15:14)Ambrose began the work under the command of Constantine, who had political and military reasons for a canon. Ambrose, being a Paulist christian, made sure to emphasize books that fit into his worldview, negating many more accepted scriptures because they were preserved by arian or gnostic christian sects outside of Rome. This occured in the 3rd Century, AD.Think of the bible like a historical fiction. A lot of the books of the bible contain pieces of historical accuracy, twisted to fit the point.

  51. God’s and your beast of burden- New Testament Apocrypha66, 73, 75? That depends on how many books your sect believes in. There is also the Book of Mormon.

  52. -New King JamesRev. TomCat

  53. The first class – included in the Bibles of most of the World’s Christians – can be called “Apocrypha” or “Deuterocanon” or “Anagignoskomena”NIV stands for New International Version.-King JamesAdditionally, let me add that people nowdays are reading more books about the bible instead of reading the bible itself. These books are also dangerous because they have the same views, ideas and agendas based on thier personal beliefs of the author.

  54. Sirach,Here is a Catholic Bible website: is probably behind the confusion, no?

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  56. The Bible was Put Together by Vote4 Maccabees-New Revised Standard VersionThe Bible literally has hundreds of translations. Each one attempts to make the Bible understandable to a certain group of people, in a certain language at a certain time in history. Some Examples:The Christian Church filled with the Holy Spirit did not follow suit but kept all the books in the Septuagint. 46 + 27 = 73 Books total.KJV = King James was the one who ordered this translation.The Jews in Egypt translated their choices of the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek in the second century before Christ. This translation of 46 books, called the Septuagint, had wide use in the Roman world because most Jews lived far from Palestine in Greek cities. Many of these Jews spoke only Greek.

  57. There are books mentioned in the New Testament that are “lost.” For example, 1st Corinthians is actually 2nd Corinthians as St. Paul said, “I wrote to you in an epistle, not to keep company with fornicators.” in 1 Corinthians 5:9. Also, the Epistle of the Laodicceans is missing, “And when this epistle shall have been read with you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans: and that you read that which is of the Laodiceans.”(Colossians 4:16 )

  58. My preference is the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures but I always carry a King James Bible and when it comes to defending God’s word any translation will do. Translators have changed some areas but aren’t intelligent enough to change it everywhere it is in the scriptures, this is because the word of God is like a double edge sword if one area is compromised there are many other places the truth can be found. Take God’s name [יהוה], it’s called the Tretragrammaton, the New World Translation has it over 7000 times from cover and in truth [ALL] Bible translations have the Tretragrammaton [יהוה] over 7000 times they just have translated it GOD/LORD. This is really evident in all early translation but now the newer translations are changing GOD to God and LORD to Lord, Psalms 110:1 will render it this way, the Lord said on to my Lord where the way it’s rendered now is the LORD said unto my Lord. This is happening right under the nose of so called Christians because the don’t read the Bible yet they call themselves Christians. Soon there will be 7000 Lord/God instead of LORD/GOD, this is one of the main reasons we have false teachings like the Trinity, when you make the true God and his only begotten Son names the same then there is confusion and false teacher(Satan’s agents) can easily pull the wool over the none believers eyes(2 Corinthians 4:4) among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through.

  59. 1 Esdras

  60. Unfortunately, this argument implies that tradition is superior to Scripture. Of course, we are not saying that the Roman Catholic church teaches that tradition is above Scripture. But when Sacred Tradition is claimed to be the thing by which Scripture is given, then tradition is inadvertently the thing that gives blessing and approval to the Bible. Heb. 7:7 says, “But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater.” The unfortunate psychological effect of saying that Roman Catholic tradition is what gave us the Bible, is that it elevates their tradition to a level far greater than what is permitted in Scripture. In fact, it is contradicted by scripture:66 plus 6 the 6th one reads the bible and gets it wrong 666

  61. 3 MaccabeesNot one word of it is contemporary with the period and was not written until many years after the period the story is set in!!There are books that never made it into any bible. To call them “Other books of the Bible” is inaccurate. Search “pseudographia.”

  62. 3 X 9 = 27 BOOKS IN THE N.T.I will NOT assume you know that other books which were in “harmony with the rest of the Bible” were considered, and although good writings were not included in the Bible. Books such as the Epistle of Barnabus and 1st Clement.[/DELDUP]66

  63. addition of links to other resources. In time, we will annotate most of theseIt happened a lot in the past. Just like the Quran was written based off the bible.Just remember the gospel of Mary and Judas were disregarded. They were written by man and not inspired, God had it planned out, what would be in the bible. I would like anybody attempt to write such a document. We know the bible is completed for the time that we live in.

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  65. If one book in the Bible is true, all of it is true. The reason is that the Lord has protected his scripture throughout the many ages of mankind in order to bring the good news of life and forgiveness to a people that hated him.”If not inspired, inspiring.”[DELDUP()]The books that were removed supported such things asIf I do not understand a certain verse or part of the Bible I am reading, I check some of the other versions to compare what they say and to understand it. It is fun to have them all and compare them. I love it!

  66. Check out the Nag Hammadi library, books from the Dead Sea ScrollsThese documents provide an indispensable resource for churches relying1500 years later, Protestants decided to keep the Catholic New Testament but change its Old Testament from the Catholic canon to the Jewish canon.There are two “classes” of “other books” that we need to and not considered inspired (such as the Gospel of Thomas). TheseThird is its Orthodoxy: Does the material contain correct teaching set forth by the prophets of Old Testament and the fulfilled teachings of Christ Himself. In short, does it coincide with revelation?Edit: interesting to see all the ignoramuses that have never even read the Bible answer.

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