Monday, January 28, 2008


A Protestant makes an argument for including the deuterocanonical books in their Bibles.

Anthony Sacramone says:

It seems to me that “Protestant Bibles” that do not have the apocryphal books are missing rich material that most certainly would have informed to some degree the Apostles’ own thinking about the relation of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection to the suffering of Israel and the promises of God to redeem that suffering and liberate them from oppression.

I couldn't agree more. A lot of Protestants get so hung up on the canon that they ignore other invaluable early Christian writings. And then they go out and buy the latest 21st century best-seller. Bring back the good stuff.

Update: Doh! The early writings we're talking about are Jewish writings, of course. Read by early Christians.

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