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Why did Martin Luther remove 7 books from the Bible?

Why did Martin Luther remove 7 books from the Bible?


Answer

He really took (or tried to remove) a lot more than just seven of the teeth. To make the Bible conform to his beliefs, he was willing to go to any length, which included eliminating books. He opted to remove the books of Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelation from the New Testament because they did not conform to his doctrine that one is saved only by faith and not by works.

 

In a similar vein, why did Protestants decide to exclude some books from the Bible?

They did not remove anything from the system. Protestants rejected the 'Old Testament' writings that were not included by the Jews in their own version of the Bible (so, disregarding compilation and translation choices, the standard Protestant OT is exactly the same material as the Tanakh).

 

What are the titles of the seven additional books in the Catholic Bible?

These books are referred to as the Deuterocanonical books. Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdom of Sirach (also known as Ecclesiasticus), and Baruch, as well as the Letter of Jeremiah, are among the books mentioned.

 

Aside from these, what other works did Martin Luther like to have banned?

Luther attempted to have the books of Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelation removed from the canon (primarily because he believed they went against certain Protestant doctrines such as sola gratia and sola fide), but his followers did not generally accept Luther's personal judgement in this matter. Luther's followers did not generally accept Luther's personal judgement in this matter.

 

Is it true that Martin Luther changed the Bible?

While imprisoned in the Wartburg Castle (1521–22), Luther started work on a translation of the New Testament from Greek into German, with the goal of making it more accessible to the whole population of the "Holy Roman Empire of the German nation." Erasmus' second edition (1519) of the Greek New Testament served as a guide for his translation from Greek.

 

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What are the Bible's banned books, and how do you find them?

Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach (also known as Ecclesiasticus), and Baruch are among the writings that have been acknowledged as inspired and included in the Catholic Bible as a result.

 

Do Catholics make use of the King James Version of the Bible?

Despite the fact that it is frequently wrongly used to the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, it is a term that exclusively relates to the Diocese of Rome in reality. When comparing the Catholic Bible to the King James version, the most significant distinction is that current King James' Bibles have deleted all of the Deuterocanonical books from the Old Testament.

 

What religious tradition makes use of the Apocrypha?

Intertestamental. Several Jewish books of Hellenistic provenance survived inside Judaism at the time of the formation of Christianity, and these works were widely cited by Christians. Some of these texts were included in the canon of the Christian Bible by Catholic Christians, who referred to them as the "apocrypha" or the "hidden books" of the Bible.

 

Which version of the Bible do Catholics use?

The Ignatius Press lectionary, based on the Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic (or Ignatius) Edition (RSV-2CE), has been approved for liturgical use in the Antilles and by former Anglicans in the United Kingdom. It is the only lectionary currently reported to be in use that corresponds exactly to an in-print Catholic Bible translation.

 

In what ways do a Catholic Bible and a Protestant Bible vary one from the other?

'I'd say the most significant distinction is that the Catholic Bible has a greater number of wisdom writings,' Collins said. "Also related with natural theology is wisdom; in fact, this has long been seen as one of the primary theological distinctions between Protestants and Catholics. Natural theology is frequently rejected by Protestants."

 

What was the total number of books in the original Bible?

The original Bibles, which were hand-printed in codices in the fourth century, included the Septuagint (which is traditionally divided into 51 books) and the New Testament (which is divided into 27 books), as well as an appendix containing some of the writings of the Apostolic Fathers and a handful of religious works that didn't quite make the cut (including the Gospel of Thomas).

 

What books aren't included in the King James Version of the Bible?

If you are one of the unhappy ones who has a King James Version that was printed in more or less current times, you will notice that the following books are missing when compared to the initial versions of the KJV: 1, 2 Esdras, Tobit, Judith, the remainder of Esther, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, The Song of the Three Holy Children, and the History of Israel are all included.

 

Who is the author of the Bible, and what is his or her name?

From 65 until 85 CE, the Roman Empire was in power. Traditional author James the Just, "a servant of God and brother of the Lord Jesus Christ," is credited with composing the book. As with Hebrews, the book of James is more of an exhortation than a letter, and the manner of the Greek language-text makes it doubtful that it was truly written by James, the brother of Jesus, as is often assumed.

 

Who was responsible for removing the Apocrypha from the Bible?

According to the Jewish scribes, none of the Old Testament's Apocryphal works were inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Apocrypha was originally included in the 1611 King James Version, but it was eventually omitted in later versions. There are passages in the Apocrypha that the Catholic Church has used to support its practise of praying for the dead ( 2 Maccabees 12:38-46).

 

What was the reason for Tobit's exclusion from the Bible?

They may still be found in the Bibles of the Catholic and Orthodox churches. They were deleted from the Protestant Bible as a result of anti-Catholic feeling that was prevalent in the United States.

 

When was the final version of the Bible published?

The Old Testament and the New Testament are the two portions that make up the Christian Bible. When it comes to Jewish religious texts, the Old Testament is the original Hebrew Bible, or holy writings, which was authored at various periods between about 1200 and 165 BC. New Testament writings were authored by Christians in the first century AD and are known as the canonical books.

 

When did the Catholic Church allow for the translation of the Bible to take place?

The Jerusalem Bible was the first fully Catholic bible to be translated from the original languages of Hebrew and Greek, rather than Latin, and it was the first to be wholly Catholic. The first translation of this bible was really completed in 1961 by a group of French monks in Jerusalem, and it was published in the year 1961.

 

Did the Geneva Bible include the Apocrypha?

the literature of the Bible: The Geneva Bible, published in 1599, was the first to omit the Apocrypha from the Christian canon.

 

What is the significance of the apocryphal works not being included in the Bible?

The rationale for the exclusion was provided by the Confession: 'Because they were not written by divine inspiration, the books commonly known as the Apocrypha are not included in the canon of Scripture and, as a result, have no authority in the church of God, nor are they to be approved or used in any other way than other human writings' (1.3).