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Is the Apocrypha inspired revelation?

tomgroeneman's picture

According to the first completed Canon of Scripture at the Council of Carthage in AD 419, the apocryphal books were adopted as biblical. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf214.xv.iv.iv.xxv.html Why do not the protestant Churches consider them scriptural? Most contemporary Bibles exclude the apocryphal books but even the original King James Version included them. Are they any less inspired than the other books of the Bible?

Panoramicromantic's picture

Distinction between apocrypha

I was definitely referring to the books now called apocrypha that made up part of the Septuagint, and were canonized at Carthage.
Not all Protestants rejected the apocrypha, at least not initially. In the beginning the Anabaptists did not reject the apocrypha and actually used it in their disputes with Catholics and other Protestants. Huss and Wyclif also quoted it in their disputes with the church. If anyone needs resources to verify this I would be glad to provide them.