Is there a reason why the books 3 Maccabees and 4 Maccabees as well as Psalm 151 appear in Greek Orthodox and other Orthodoxically translated Bibles but not in Roman Catholic and Protestant Bibles?
These texts appeared in the original Septuagint, first translation of Hebrew to Greek but these have not been carried over into the Canonical form of the Bible found in RC and Protestant translations. I have a Bible that I purchased just a couple weeks ago (it’s for Scriptural Studies class for my Religious Studies Major - The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha, an Eccumenical Study Bible, NRSV) and it contains all books of the Apocrypha as well as these three non-canonical texts, possibly more but I’d have to look.
Perhaps someone who is Greek Orthodox would know, is this just a tradition thing? Or is there a specific reason these texts aren’t included?