Were there books left out of the Bible?
The texts might only have been known to few people, or they might have been left out because their content does not fit well into that of the other books of the Bible. Some of the apocrypha were written at a later date, and were therefore not included. The Authorized King James Version called these books ‘Apocrypha’.
Which books were removed from the Bible and why?
The main reason why Protestants rejected these biblical books was that they didn’t encourage their Protestant doctrines, e.g., two Maccabees support prayer to the deceased. The 7-deuterocanonical books are Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach (Ecclesiasticus), Baruch, and 1 and 2 Maccabees.
Why isn’t the Gospel of Philip in the Bible?
The discovery includes the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip and the Acts of Peter. None of these texts were included in the Bible, because the content didn’t conform to Christian doctrine, and they’re referred to as apocryphal.
How many books have been removed from the Bible?
Did you know that the bible was made up of around 80 books when the bible was first translated from Latin to English by the Vatican in 1611? However, 14 books were voted for removal in 1684.
Why was the book of Enoch removed?
The Book of Enoch was considered as scripture in the Epistle of Barnabas (16:4) and by many of the early Church Fathers, such as Athenagoras, Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus and Tertullian, who wrote c. 200 that the Book of Enoch had been rejected by the Jews because it contained prophecies pertaining to Christ.