Indeed. Ginger…still waiting for your response to these councils and reconciling them with Jerome. Also, do you base all your doctrine on Jerome?
It is easy to point to Jerome, or any individual, and say there was dispute, but you will note that he DID include the Deutero’s in his translation. So while he may have personally disagreed with their inclusion, he submitted his will and judgement to the Spirit Protected Jusdement of the Church.
Correct again. It is also noteworthy that Jerome was not always consistent in his regard for deuterocanonical books either:*“This preface to the Scriptures may serve as a ‘helmeted’ introduction to all the books which we now turn from Hebrew into Latin, so that we may be assured that what is not found in our list must be placed amongst the Apocryphal writings. Wisdom… the book of …Sirach, and Judith, and Tobias, and the Shepherd are not in the canon. The first book of Maccabees I have found to be in Hebrew, the second in Greek, as can be proved from the very style.” Jerome, Preface to Samuel and Kings [Prologus Galeatus] (A.D. 391).
“[D]oes not the scripture say: 'Burden not thyself above thy power’Sirach 13:2]?” Jerome, To Eustochium, Epistle 108 (A.D. 404).
“I would cite the words of the psalmist: ‘the sacrifices of God are a broken spirit’[Ps 51:17], and those of Ezekiel ‘I prefer the repentance of a sinner rather than his death’[Ez 18:23], and those of Baruch, 'Arise, arise, O Jerusalem’Baruch 5:5], and many other proclamations made by the trumpets of the prophets.” Jerome, To Oceanus, Epistle 77:4 (A.D. 399).*