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Frequently Asked Questions
regarding the
TWO BIBLE TESTAMENTS

Q. 1. I have been told that the Holy Bible differs between Catholics and Protestants. What is the difference between their Bible and our Bible?

A. 1. The difference is found in the Testaments.

The Catholic version of the Holy Bible contains 46 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament for a total of 73 books.

The Protestant version of the Holy Bible contains 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament for a total of 66 books.

The Protestants reject the following books found in the Old Testament:

Tobit,
Judith,
Wisdom,
Sirach (Ecclesiasticus),
Baruch,
1 Maccabees, and
2 Maccabees.

The Protestants also reject:

Chapters 10 to 16 of Esther,
Daniel 3:24-90, Chapter 13, and Chapter 14.

The following books of the New Testament were rejected by the Protestant for some time. At present, most Protestant religions accept them.

Hebrews,
James,
2 Peter,
2 John
3 John,
Jude, and
Revelation (the Apocalypse).




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