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correct: John a whole lot of people today don’t know who we are much less, care where they came from, and their-for, ignore the others as heretics or worse when we all came from the same two parents,Adam and Eve.

Having never read the books of the apocrypha, I have a few questions;

200 BCE, the earliest version of the Old Testament scriptures, includes the Apocrypha

Apocrypha - 14 Books of the Apocrypha - …

One example of this is the literalist interpretation of the Creation story. I see no problem with the concept that a “day” to God might not be 24 Earth hours, and that dinosaurs, etc., could have existed prior to man.

Index of 100+ Versions of the Scriptures - Tyndale Archive

Also, we have not lost the Apocrypha… nor is it virtually inaccessible to us today (as the entire scriptures were virtually inaccessible for the thousand years leading up to just before 1400 AD, and the onset of The Reformation and The Enlightenment). Anyone who wants a copy can easily obtain it.

The Apocrypha is a collection of uninspired, spurious books written by various individuals.

Pseudepigrapha, Apocrypha and Sacred Writings

I’ve been reading up on this,i copied and pasted this
There are two major approaches towards study of, and commentary on, the Tanakh. In the Jewish community, the classical approach is religious study of the Bible, where it is assumed that the Bible is divinely inspired. Another approach is to study the Bible as a human creation. In this approach, Biblical studies can be considered as a sub-field of religious studies. The later practice, when applied to the Torah, is considered heresy by the Orthodox Jewish community. As such, much modern day Bible commentary written by non-Orthodox authors is considered forbidden by rabbis teaching in Orthodox yeshivas. Some classical rabbinic commentators, such as Abraham Ibn Ezra, Gersonides, and Maimonides, used many elements of contemporary biblical criticism, including their knowledge of history, science, and philology. Their use of historical and scientific analysis of the Bible was considered acceptable by historic Judaism due to the author’s faith commitment to the idea that God revealed the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai.

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Read the pros and cons of the debate The Apocrypha is scripture

It is important to note that inthe early King James Bibles the Apocryphal books were placed between the Oldand New Testaments rather than intermingled within the O.T.

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The Apocrypha of the Old Testament - Forgotten Books

Coverdale Bible (1535). Title to Apocrypha: "APOCRYPHA: The books and treatises which among the Fathers of old are not reckoned to be of like authority with the other books of the Bible, neither are they found in the Canon of Hebrew."

Does the inclusion of the Apocrypha in the 1611 King James Version and allReformation Bibles negate their authenticity?

Apocrypha: the Missing Books of the Bible

I am having trouble understanding how this latest comment from Tammy is topically relevant to the discussion of the Apocrypha being included (pre-1881) and excluded (post-1881) from CHRISTIAN BIBLES.
This latest comment discusses the fact that JEWISH communities are split between those that consider ALL scriptural texts, including the Old Testament, to be Divinely Inspired, and those who consider ALL scriptural texts, including the Old Testament, to be merely the work of human beings, (though I don’t know how the later group could possibly be considered Jewish by any definition, if the reject the idea of Divine inspiration of ANY scriptures).
This posting also discusses some of the historical Jewish writings that are not part of the Old Testament and also not part of the Apocrypha, and what Jewish communities think about those totally-non-Biblical works.
So… that’s all well and good… I don’t dispute any of that… but that really has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the topic of discussion here.