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== '''Deutorocanonical Scripture or Apocrypha''' ==
 
== '''Deutorocanonical Scripture or Apocrypha''' ==
The word Deuterocanonical comes from the Greek words Deutero and canona meaning second to law. The word Apocrypha comes from the Greek word ἀπόκρυφα, meaning hidden. According to Orthodox teaching they may be read for personal edification but are not authoritative for doctrine. They are included in the Orthodox [[Bible]] because they were included in the [[Septuagint]] which was in use at the time of [[Jesus]].
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The word Deuterocanonical comes from the Greek words ''Deutero'' and ''canona'' meaning "second [[Canon (Bible)|canon]]." The word ''apocrypha'' comes from the Greek word ἀπόκρυφα, meaning "hidden." According to Orthodox teaching they may be read for personal edification but are not authoritative for [[doctrine]]. They are included in the Orthodox [[Bible]] because they were included in the [[Septuagint]] which was in use at the time of [[Jesus]].
  
 
== The Books of the Apocrypha ==
 
== The Books of the Apocrypha ==
           
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*[[I Esdras]]
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*The portion of [[II Esdras]] called the "[[Prayer of Manasseh]]"
 
*[[Tobit]]
 
*[[Tobit]]
 
*[[Judith]]
 
*[[Judith]]
*[[Esther(Greek)]]
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*Portions of [[Book of Esther|Esther]]
*[[The Wisdom of Solomon]]
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*[[Wisdom of Solomon]]
*[[Sirach]]
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*[[Wisdom of Sirach]] (Ecclesiasticus)
 
*[[Baruch]]
 
*[[Baruch]]
*[[The Letter of Jeremiah]]
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*[[Epistle of Jeremiah]]
*[[Azariah and the three Jews]]
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*The portions of [[Book of Daniel|Daniel]]:
*[[Susanna]]
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**[[Prayer of the Three Holy Children|Song of the Three Children]]
*[[Bel and the Dragon]]
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**[[Susanna (Book of Daniel)|Susanna]]
*[[1 Maccabees]]
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**[[Bel and the Dragon]]
*[[2 Maccabees]]
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*Psalm 151
*[[1 Esdras]]  
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*[[I Maccabees]]
*[[The Prayer of Manasseh]]
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*[[II Maccabees]]
*[[Psalm 151]]
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*[[III Maccabees]]
*[[3 Maccabees]]
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*[[IV Maccabees]]  
*[[2 Esdras]]
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*[[4 Maccabees]]  
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The [[Psalms]] are also numbered and divided up differently.
  
== The Apocrypha in Roman Catholicism and Protestants ==
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== The Apocrypha in Roman Catholicism and Protestant churches ==
  
In an [[Orthodox]] Bible which has the Apocrypha there are 49 books in its [[Old Testament]]. [[Roman Catholics]] only accept 7 Deuterocanonical books, so their Old Testament has a total of 46 books. [[Protestants]] do not accept the Apocrypha so in their Old Tstament they only have 39 books. All 3 accept the same 27 books of the [[New Testament.]]
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In an [[Orthodox]] Bible which has the Apocrypha there are 49 books in its [[Old Testament]]. [[Roman Catholic]]s only accept 7 Deuterocanonical books, so their Old Testament has a total of 46 books. [[Protestant]]s do not accept the Apocrypha so in their Old Testament they only have 39 books. All 3 accept the same 27 books of the [[New Testament]].
  
 
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Deutorocanonical Scripture or Apocrypha

The word Deuterocanonical comes from the Greek words Deutero and canona meaning "second canon." The word apocrypha comes from the Greek word ἀπόκρυφα, meaning "hidden." According to Orthodox teaching they may be read for personal edification but are not authoritative for doctrine. They are included in the Orthodox Bible because they were included in the Septuagint which was in use at the time of Jesus.

The Books of the Apocrypha

The Psalms are also numbered and divided up differently.

The Apocrypha in Roman Catholicism and Protestant churches

In an Orthodox Bible which has the Apocrypha there are 49 books in its Old Testament. Roman Catholics only accept 7 Deuterocanonical books, so their Old Testament has a total of 46 books. Protestants do not accept the Apocrypha so in their Old Testament they only have 39 books. All 3 accept the same 27 books of the New Testament.

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