Catholics are always defending why the deuterocanonical books belong in the Bible , such as Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, additions to Esther and Daniel, Baruch, Sirach, Wisdom.
However a friend of mine has recently done something I never thought I would have to do. I was always under the impression Catholics have the largest canon. However many Orthodox Bibles include all of the deuterocanonical books including an additional two books ofEsdras( Ezra), 3 Maccabees, Prayer of Manasseh, Psalm 151, and also 4 Maccabees in the appendix to the Old Testament.
What gives? Is this just eastern tradition? If we really follow the Septuagint and use that for basing why our Old Testament is what it is, why then do we exclude some which are in the Septuagint? My understanding is the Orthodox have a different view of scripture and Catholics especially since the Protestant revolution but still, what is wrong with these texts?