This is one I have somewhat laid out on here in somewhat different ways on some other posts but here goes:
The Catholic Bible has seven more books than Protestants.
Baruch( With Letter of Jeremiah as Ch 6)
Also are additions to Daniel and Esther in our Bibles.
Prayer of Azariah and Song of the Three Jews
Bel and the Dragon
Most Catholics think the Protestant Apocrypha is equal to the Catholic Deuterocanonical Books, but they include three others.
Prayer of Manasseh
So what is up with the inconsistency? How did these books end up in the Protestant Apocrypha if they were never considered a part of the Catholic canon to begin with? Wouldn’t one think that these three obviously had to have been part of the Bible before Trent otherwise they would not have been in the Protestant Apocrypha?
Also I read Catholics usually call them 3 and 4 Esdras. I’m just confused on the inconsistency. Did the Church at one time consider these three texts scripture and Trent rejected them?