Deuterocanonical Books of the Bible, most known as Apocrypha, are texts belonging to the Old Testament that are canonical for the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, but are not included in the Hebrew Bible or in the Protestant Church.
Most were originally written in Hebrew, and a minority in Greek.
Many of the books are part of the Jewish Apocrypha, despite not being part of the Jewish canon, or are collected as traditions in the Oral Law. Some have stories of great importance in the Jewish tradition.
Historically, they have been included in all Christian Bibles prior to the 16th century reformation and the rise of Protestantism.
To this day they are still included in the Lutheran, Anglican, Anabaptist and Episcopalian Bibles, in addition to those already mentioned above.
"1:1 And Josias held the feast of the passover in Jerusalem unto his Lord, and offered the passover the fourteenth day of the first month; 1:2 Having set the priests according to their daily courses, being arrayed in long garments, in the temple of the Lord".
This volume includes the following books:
The First Book of Esdras, The Second Book of Esdras Esdras [sometimes Fourth Book of Ezra], The Greek Additions to Esther, The First Book of the Maccabees, The Second Book of the Maccabees, The Book of Tobit, The Book of Judith, The Wisdom of Solomon, The Book of Sirach (or Ecclesiasticus), The Book of Baruch, The Epistle (or letter) of Jeremiah, The Book of Susanna (in Daniel), The Prayer of Azariah, The Prayer of Manasseh, Bel and the Dragon (in Daniel).
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