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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


What you have said can apply equally to those who oppose the apocrypha. It shouldn't have to be stated but it seems it must, that the apocrypha was composed by Jewish writers, thus it is no less Jewish than any of the books of the OT. I have rejected no books of the OT but those who have opposed the apocrypha have in fact rejected books in the OT.