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"IS THERE SUCH A THING AS AN ORIGINAL COPY OR PARTICULAR SECT THAT HAVE NOT CHANGED THEIR BIBLE TO SUIT THEM?"
The Christian Bible is a collection of many scriptures all put together in one book. It was never a single book as presented today.
It includes the scripture sacred to Jews, the Torah.
It includes writings Jews recognize, but are not necessarily sacred, such as prophets, psalms, etc. The Torah is to Jews the complete words spoken by God.
"Question: Is the Old Testament the same as the Torah?
Answer: Judaism refers to the first five books of the Hebrew Bible (we don`t use the term Old Testament) as the Torah. There are three sections to the Hebrew Bible or as it is called in Hebrew "TaNaKH:" Torah, Prophets, Writings.
The Christian Bible also includes apochryphal writings which the Catholics have always included, but the Jews did not. Also, after the Protestant reformation of Catholic Christianity, Protestants removed as well.
"The fourteen Apocryphal books are:
1. I Esdras (9 chapters) History of Israel from Josiah to the return from captivity.
2. II Esdras (16 chapters) A book of seven prophetic visions supposedly written by Ezra (5:1-10; 7:26-32; 15:33-36).
3. Tobit (14 chapters) A religious fantasy where Tobit?s son Tobias marries a widow who was married seven times yet was still a virgin having all her husbands killed by the demon Asmodeas (3:7-10). Tobias dispels the demon through an exorcism (6:1-7; 8:1-3).
4. Judith (16 chapters) Jewish widow disguises herself as a traitor to her people, gets an Assyrian general drunk and saves her people by chopping off his head and hanging it on the city wall.
5. Additions to Esther (7 chapters) Visions, letters and prayers meant to bring the mention of God to the book of Esther (10:4).
6. Wisdom of Solomon (19 chapters) A book of ethics commending wisdom.
7. Ecclesiasticus (51 chapters) A work of general morality and practical godliness modeled after Proverbs.
8. Baruch (6 chapters) Prayers and confessions of the Jews in exile.
9. Song of the Three Holy Children (1 chapter) An addition to Daniel 3.
10. History of Susanna (1 chapter) Added as the 13th chapter of Daniel. In it, Daniel uses his wisdom to free a woman falsely accused of adultery.
11. Bel and the Dragon (1 chapter) Another addition to Daniel telling how Daniel destroys two Babylonian idols.
12. The Prayer of Manasseh (1 chapter) Supposed prayer of II Chronicles 33:18-19.
13. I Maccabees (16 chapters) Credible history covering 40 years (175-135BC) from the accession of Antiochus Epiphanes to the death of Simon Maccabees.
14. II Maccabees (15 chapters) Fanciful history covering same period as I Maccabees (2:1-6; 3:23-27; 5:1-4).
Roman Catholic editions of the Bible include the Apocryphal books within the Old Testament. They are mingled in with the true books of scripture. However, the English Protestants changed this practice beginning in the sixteenth century. The English translation by Myles Coverdale (1535) was the first Bible to separate the Apocryphal books from the text of the Old Testament. He explained his approach to these books in an appendix which states in part:
?These books (good reader) which be called Apocrypha, are not judged among the doctors to be of like reputation with the other scripture?And the chief cause thereof is this: there be many places in them, that seem to be repugnant unto the open and manifest truth in the other books of the Bible.?