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What Is The Difference Between The Hebrew Bible And The Old Testament?
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Both the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament of the Christian Bible contain the same twenty-four parts, called books; yet the Christian Bible arranges and divides the books differently, resulting in more books than in the Hebrew Bible. Among Christians, the Old Testament varies between Protestant and Catholic versions. The Protestant version of the Old Testament contains thirty-nine books, while the Catholic version contains forty-six. The seven additional books known as the Apocrypha (pronounced e-PAH-creh-fuh), included in the Catholic version, were written later than those of most of the Old Testament (c. 300 B.C.–A.D. 70).
Further Information: "The Bible." Catholic Encyclopedia. [Online] Available http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02543.htm, October 20, 2000; Halsall, Paul. Jewish History Sourcebook. [Online] Available http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/jewish/jewishsbook.html, October 20, 2000.
Posted by fact-finder on October 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM (Answer #1)
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