So, I know this is probably a newbie question… but, hey… I just started the RCIA to become a Catholic I was told there are some missing books in the Old Testament and some other differences. What are they? I’m pretty sure the bibles I have are Protestant translations… including the NIV, KJV and the Apologetics Study Bible which uses the HCSB.
I believe my brother has a New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha… is that one good?
I’m new to Christianity as well as the bible… even newer to Catholicism and was unaware there were even differences between the bibles until recently.
I like the Apologetics Study Bible because of the numerous apologetic articles and other stuff within it. Is it okay to use that one in addition to just being aware of what’s different and getting a copy of the Apocrypha (I’m not very clear on what that is, either). I don’t know if there would be a different slant in that study bible if it is geared towards different views… I’ve already noticed some criticism of Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses in it. I’ve found some things I disagree with in there, but I like getting different views on topics.
Thanks for any help here