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As to all such matters, here is a good article on the Deuterocanon: 5 myths about 7 books. It is good to remind those 66 book "scripture-disadvantaged" souls with whom we speak, and who question the Deuterocanon, that no book was considered for inclusioon in the canon if it had not been in use since the first days of the Church. All of the Deuterocanon, being OT books, were in use somewhere, since before Christ took flesh. Most were written within the two centuries leading up to Christ. To cover this scriptural lack in their 66 book bibles, Deutero-deniers have had to make up the "inter-testamental period" to explain why God was supposedly silent in that 400 year period leading up to Christ. Of course, this rather goes against our Lord's own words in Matthew 11:13 and Luke 16:16: "The law and the prophets prophesied up to John (Baptist)" I note that the "last prophet" in the 66 book bible does not claim to be the last prophet. Hmmmm....
As well, I highly recommend Inside the Bible by Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J. It is a synopsis of each of the 73 books of the bible, containing that book's place in the bible, its date and author (if known), its theme, a summary, its theological content as well as an outline and a scriptural reflection taken ffrom the book. It is a very handy informational reference for personal use or when dealing with bible types who really do not know the bible.
Thank you for recommending Insided the Bible by Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.
I just ordered it.
I have one more question about the Book of Judith:
I have read part I of Judith (completed end of chapter 7). I am also reading a book titled, Pray, Hope and Don' Worry by Diane Allen and at the end of each chapter, Scripture verse is quoted.
The book quotes Judith 13:25, "The trust you have shown shall not pass from the memories of men, but shall ever remind them of the power of God."
Yet, my NAB ends with verse 20. The above titled book does not cite the translation. I thought it was a beautiful verse but why is it not in my NAB. Do you know what translation it is taken from and why is it not in my NAB? Thank you all for your patience with me.