[quote=Kater30]. I actually thought that it had books in the middle of the old and new testaments called the Apocrapha. But all I found in his bible were different books scattered among the old testament.
As Brenda mentioned above, those books were in the Bible prior to Luther’s Bible in 1522.
Luther removed those books and put them in a special section called “the Apocrypha”. The Catholic Bibles have them in their original locations.
The differences come from which of 2 different versions of the Old Testament are being used.
The Catholic and Orthodox Bibles are based off of a Greek Translation done in about 200 BC called the Septuagint.
The Luther Bibles are based off of what is called the Masoretic Text, which was defined about 70 AD by Jewish Rabbi’s.
There is a lot of evidence that the Apostles preached out of the Septuagint, not the lest of which is Paul’s quotations of the Old Testament are directly from the Septuagint.
This is also shown when we look at the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke.
Luke quotes directly from the Septuagint version of Isa 7:14. And this is of critical importance to Christianity. Isa 7:14 in the Masoretic text uses the Hebrew word almah, which means ‘young woman’, the Septuagint uses the Greek word parthnos, which means ‘virgin’.
The Masoretic text makes no requirement for the Nativity of our Lord to be a Virgin Birth, but Luke had it as a critical aspect of our Faith.
Even to this day, Jews to not look for the Messiah to come from a virgin birth.
here is a good site that shows the Apostles use of the Septuagint vs. what the Hebrew version of the Bible says.