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Why do you not consider the Apocrypha as part of the Scripture?

  • The Pharisees and other religious authorities did not include them in the Hebrew Old Testament canon.
  • Neither the Jews, Jesus, nor any New Testament writer quoted it as the Word of God.
  • Josephus, the great Jewish historian, and Philo, the Jewish philosopher, excluded it.
  • The early church fathers excluded it.
  • The Bible translator Jerome did not accept the books as inspired, although the Pope forced him to include them in the Latin Vulgate Bible.
  • None of the books claims divine inspiration; in fact, some actually disclaim it.
  • Some apocryphal books contain historical, geographical and doctrinal errors.

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