posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 08:18 AM
reply to post by subjectzero
No, the Apocrypha was "discarded" by Martin Luther, who was also not a big fan of Hebrews, James, Jude and Revelation. You can still find the
Apocrypha (which are a series of books from the Old Testament, not the New) in any Catholic Bible. (Note that they aren't referred to as "Apocrypha"
in Catholic Bibles -- they're just part of the text. You can
find them in the 1611 King James Bible, a Protestant version, filed under
While Luther may have had a legitimate gripe against those books (they were only known in Greek, not Hebrew, versions,) his big complaint was with 2
Maccabees, used to justify the Catholic notion of Purgatory, so by justifying that book's exclusion, he "threw out the baby with the bathwater" and
sliced a good bit of later Hebrew history out of the text.
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