48. THE QUESTION WAS:  According to Protestant church historian J.N.D. Kelly, what did the Church’s Old Testament always include?

  1. the Koran
  2. the Talmud
  3. the Apocrypha


THE ANSWER IS….C…..the so-called Apocrypha




The “Apocrypha” refers to the books of the Old Testament that the Catholic Church has, but which the Protestant churches do not have.

Nice Protestants refer to these books as the Deuterocanonical books and not the “Apocrypha.”


According to the article “The Old Testament Canon” by James Akin:

Even Protestant church historian J. N. D. Kelly admits, "It should be observed that the Old Testament thus admitted as authoritative in the Church was somewhat bulkier and more comprehensive [than the Protestant Bible]. . . . It always included, though with varying degrees of recognition, the so-called apocrypha or deuterocanonical books" (Early Christian Doctrines, 53), which are rejected by Protestants




http://www.cin.org/users/james/files/deutero2.htm (The Old Testament Canon)

http://matt1618.freeyellow.com/deutero.html (Why do Protestants Not Have 7 Books of the Old Testament?)

http://www.ewtn.com/library/ANSWERS/DEUTEROS.HTM (Defending the Deuterocanonicals)

http://ic.net/~erasmus/RAZ325.HTM (Luther vs. the Canon of the Bible)

http://www.scborromeo.org/truth/fig4.htm (Chart Showing Which Writings the Catholic Church Decided Would or Would Not Be in the Bible)

http://www.catholicculture.org/docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=4300 (Uncomfortable Facts About the Douay-Rheims)

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13722a.htm (The Septuagint)



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