Okay, so we all know by now that the version of the Old Testament that was around at the time of Christ was the Septuagint which was translated from Hebrew into Greek at the request of some king or something from Alexandria around 200 or 300 BC. It was translated into Greek at that time because Greek was the common language of the people and most people in the Temple/Synogoges couldn’t understand Hebrew so it was pointless to read the Sacred Scripture in Hebrew (kind of like the Latin ended up becoming to common people - “it’s all greek to me” aka no one could understand it).
So anyway, we know that when Jesus read the passage for the day, he was reading from the Septuagint.
We all, if we’ve been on here and read the Catholic Apologetics material, know that it was Martin Luther who removed: Tobit, Judith, 1 & 2nd Macc., Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch and chunks of Esther and chunks of Daniel from the Old Testament. He did that in the 1500’s and he did that based on going to a local synogoge and mimiking what the Jews had in their Bibles in the 1500’s. He didn’t realize or didn’t care to learn or simply overlooked the fact that around 70 AD the Jewish leaders got together after the destruction of the Temple and all these crazy Christians taking over their Synogoges and they decided to remove all parts of Scripture that weren’t originally written in Hebrew and those that were not written within a certain vicinity of Jeruselem. In reality, the Protestants have not just removed 7 books, they have removed 10 entire books of Sacred Scripture plus Psalm 151, parts of Daniel and parts of Esther!
BUT WHY, I WONDER, DID THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH REMOVE: 1st Ezra (the Ezra in the NAB version of the Bible which is the official English version of the Catholic Bible as seen on the Vatican’s website: www.vatican.va is actually 2nd Ezra in the Septuagint. 2nd Ezra in the NAB version of the Bible is actually Nehemiah in the Septuagint), **3rd Macc and Psalm 151? **I seem to remember here something about not trying to take a splinter out of someone else’s eye (Protestants) until you get the beam out of your own eye (Catholics).
The Septuagint has 49 Books in it as does the Orthodox Old Testament Bible - the Greek Orthodox have always maintained the original Greek Bible (Old & New Testaments). The Roman Catholic Bible only has 46 Old Testament Books in it. The Epistle of Jeremiah was added as Chapter 6 in the book of Baruch in the Catholic Bible rather than as a separate book as in the Septuagint which is why the Catholics are missing 2 full books and 1 Psalm rather than 3 books.