Were there extra books in the Old Testament that have been hidden, and are only in some bibles but not others? Why aren’t all bibles the same?
If you look in a New American or Jerusalem edition of the Bible, you will find 12 extra books in the Old Testament part of the Bible, commonly referred to as the “Apocrypha” which means “hidden”. They consist of the books of Wisdom, Sirach, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Tobit, Judith, Additions to Esther, Suzanna, Bel and the Dragon, Baruch, Epistle of Jeremiah, and Song of the Three Children. (There are also other books not included in any bible that are considered part of the Apocrypha , such as 1 and 2 Esdras, 3 and 4 Maccabees, Psalm 151 and a few others.) The question here is, should these additional books be considered as part of canonical scripture, and if not, why not?
So beware of basing any doctrine or belief on those “extra books!”
 Gleason Archer, A Survey of Old Testament Introduction, Moody Press, Chicago, IL, 1994, p.79.
 Ibid., p.83.
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