Protestant Christian Bibles are Missing Many Books


The Israelites wrote many books, however, they were not all included in our Protestant bibles.  The Protestant Old Testament only has 39 books; however, the Eastern Orthodox bible has 51 books.  Some of the books not included in the Protestant bible are very important histories that Christians should have knowledge of, like the Maccabees and Baruch.  It is important to know that ‘man’ not Yahweh decided which books were to be included in our Bibles.  The chart below reflects an Old Testament comparison of bibles.

283 BC Septuagint:  The Septuagint is the bible the Apostles used.  The Apostle Paul quoted from the Septuagint frequently.  The Septuagint was the only bible they had at the time and it includes books that the Protestant bible does not include.  King Ptolemy II  had sponsored the translation for use by the many Alexandrian Judahites who did not know Hebrew but were fluent in Koine Greek, which was the linguage of Alexandria, Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean[4] from the death of Alexander the Great in 323BC until the development of Byzantine Greek around 600 AD.  Seventy or seventy-two Judahite scholars were asked by the Greek King of Egypt Ptolemy II Philadelphus to translate the Torah from Biblical Hebrew into Greek, for inclusion in the Library of Alexandria.  The Eastern Orthodox Church still prefers to use the Septuagint as the basis for translating the Old Testament into other languages.
You can download a free copy at http://ecmarsh.com/lxx/index.htm

Apocrypha:  Books considered Apocrypha are not included in the Protestant bible. The word apocrypha originates from medieval Latin adjective apocryphus, "secret, or non-canonical", from the Greek adjective ἀπόκρυφος (apocryphos), "obscure", from verb ἀποκρύπτειν (apocryptein), "to hide away".  Some of these apocrypha books use to be in the 1611 King James Version.  Many of the apocrypha books were included in the Septuagint and these books were well known by the Apostles.  For more info see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_apocrypha   
Several Apocrypha books are published on this site:  http://wesley.nnu.edu/sermons-essays-books/noncanonical-literature/

Our Protestant bibles refer to or allude to books of the bible that were not included.  For example Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18 refer to the Book of Jasher.  The book of Jude refers to the prophecies Enoch, however, Enoch’s books were not included in the bible.  There are several other books referred to or alluded to that are not in our bibles.  See  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-canonical_books_referenced_in_the_Bible for a list of these books.

Our Protestant bibles today are based on the as Masoretic text.  The Masoretes made changes to the Holy Scriptures sometime after the Crucifixion, but before about 300 A.D. Ephrem the Syrian testified to this and accused the" Jews" of subtracting at least 600 years from the text in order to deny that Yahshua was the Messiah who had come at the appointed time.

For more information about non-canonical books, see Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-canonical_books

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Old Testament Comparison

Author
Authors’
Tribe
Septuagint LXX (70)
(49 Books)
Tanakh
(
Jewish Bible)
(
24 books)
[6]
Some part of the
Ketuvim
Protestant
Old Testament

(
39 books)
Catholic
Old Testament

(
46 books)
(Christian)
Old Testament

(
51 books)
Original language
Pentateuch or the Five Books of Moses
Moses
Levi
Genesis
Hebrew
Moses
Levi
Exodos
Hebrew
Moses
Levi
Leuitikon
Hebrew
Moses
Levi
Ariqmoi
Hebrew
Moses
Levi
Deuteronomion
Hebrew
Nevi'im (Prophets)
Joshua
Joseph
Ephraim
Ihsous Nauh
Hebrew
Kritai
Hebrew
Rouq
Hebrew
Basileiwin A/Kings I
Hebrew
Basileiwin B/Kings II
Hebrew
Basileiwin G/ Kings III
Hebrew
Basileiwin D/Kings IV
Hebrew
Ezra
Levi?
Paraleipomenwn A
Hebrew
Ezra
Levi?
Paraleipomenwn B
Hebrew
Ezra
Levi?
Esdras A
Hebrew
Ezra
Levi?
Esdras B
Hebrew and Aramaic
Ezra
Levi?
Neeias
Hebrew
Tobit
Nephthali
Twbit
Aramaic (and Hebrew?)
Ioudio
Hebrew
Esqhr
Hebrew
Makkabaiwn A
Hebrew
Makkabaiwn B
Greek
Makkabaiwn G
Greek
Greek
Twn Triwn Paidwn Ainesis/ Song of the Three Children
Swsanna / Susanna
Bhl Kai Drakwn / Bel and the Dragon
Ketuvim (Writings)
Iwb
Hebrew
Yalmoi
Hebrew
Proseuxh Manassh
Greek
Solomon
Judah
Paroimiai
Hebrew
Solomon
Judah
Ekkahsiasths
Hebrew
Solomon
Judah
Asma
Hebrew
Solomon
Judah
Sofia Salwmwn
Greek
Jesus s/o Sirach
Judah
Sofia Seirax
Hebrew
Nevi'im (Latter Prophets)
Isaiah
Hsaias
Hebrew
Jeremiah
Judah
Ieremias
Hebrew and Aramaic
Jeremiah
Judah
Qrhnoi
Hebrew
Baroux
Hebrew[16]
Epistolh Ieremiou
Greek (majority view)[18]
Levi
Iesekihl
Hebrew
Daniel
Judah
Danihl
Hebrew and Aramaic
Wshe
The Twelve
or
Trei Asar
Hebrew
Iwhl
Hebrew
Amos
Judah?
Amws
Hebrew
Obdiou
Hebrew
Iwnas
Hebrew
Judah?
Mixaias
Hebrew
Naoum
Hebrew
Levi?
Ambakoum
Hebrew
Judah
Sofonias
Hebrew
Judah
Aggaios
Hebrew
Levi?
Zaxarias
Hebrew
Malaxias
Hebrew