From the “Going away? Post so here!” Thread.
Probably realized a ton of the stuff they do outright contradicted the scripture that already existed so they had to make their own.
You really shouldn’t talk about something of which you really have no knowledge of the history of how it came to be.
Of course that’s not the official reason the catholic Bible was made. Are you suggesting the scriptures that warn against celibacy and strictly forbid calling a man heavenly father and warn against restricting diet for certain times didn’t count or what?
No, Not what I was saying.
There’s also the matter of the Bible quite clearly saying each individual congregation should be it’s own governing body and not answer to another higher church or church figure other than God himself. That had to go, amirite?
That is not what I was talking about either.
(And yes, I am.
Yes you are what?
Catholics don’t read the Bible very much for the most part in my experience. Once upon a time they were actually discouraged from reading it. I wonder why…)
It may be true that many Catholics don’t read the Bible very much for the most part and once upon a time they were actually discouraged from reading(and also discouraged from translating into their native languages, it was thought it the Bible should only be in Latin)
No, what I was talking about was how it came to be that there are books found in the Catholic Bible that are not in the Protestant Bible. I do not believe that a bunch of Catholics got together and said “lets us make a bunch of fake Bible books and add them to our Bible so that the Bible will more closely fit how the Catholic Church currently is”
I am not an expert, but if I am not mistaken it essentially has to do with there being manuscripts of the Old Testament(Jewish Bible) in the original Hebrew and manuscripts of the Old Testament(Jewish Bible) translated into Greek. It is believed that there was an ancient translation of the Old testament(Jewish Bible) made, it is referred to as the Septuagint. The extra books are found in the Septuagint, but not in the manuscripts that are in the original Hebrew. That Catholic Bible uses the Septuagint as its basis and the Protestant Bible uses the manuscripts in the original Hebrew.