#
#
Home
About us
Publications
Issues
How we can help
Events
Latest news
Press Releases
How to join
Contact us
#
Quick links
Churchman
Church Society Trust
Cross+way
EV News

 Issues | The Apocrypha | Comparison Chart

The Apocrypha - Comparison Chart

The following table gives a comparison of how the chapters and books of the Apocrypha feature in various lists and Bibles.

None of the books have ever been part of the Canonical Hebrew Scriptures and are not counted as Scripture by Protestants or indeed by early Church scholars such as Jerome who understood their origin.

Article 6 - lists the 'other books' not counted as Scripture by the Church of Engalnd

Trent - books named as Scripture by the Roman Catholic Council of Trent.

Vulgate - not named by Trent but part of the Latin Vulgate adopted by Trent.

Appendix - not accepted by Trent but to be included in the Vulgate so that the books were not lost

Greek - those chapters and books commonly included together with the canonical Scriptures in early Greek Bibles dating from before the time of Christ.

Slavonic - the most common names and inclusion in early Slavonic Bibles

Article 6 Trent Vulgate Appendix Greek Slavonic
The Third Book of Esdras   (Note 2) 3 Esdras 1 Esdras 2 Esdras (Note 3)
The Fourth Book of Esdras     4 Esdras   3 Esdras
The Book of Tobias Tobit     Tobit Tobit
The Book of Judith Judith     Judith Judith
The rest of the Book of Esther (Note 4) Additions to Esther   Additions to Esther Additions to Esther
The Book of Wisdom Wisdom of Solomon     Wisdom of Solomon Wisdom of Solomon
Jesus the Son of Sirach Ecclesiasticus     Ecclesiasticus Ecclesiasticus
Baruch the Prophet Baruch     Baruch Baruch
  (note 1) (note 1)   Letter of Jeremiah Letter of Jeremiah
The Song of the Three Children (Note 4) Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three   Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three
The Story of Susanna (Note 4) Susanna   Susanna Susanna
Of Bel and the Dragon (Note 4) Bel and the Dragon   Bel and the Dragon Bel and the Dragon
The Prayer of Manasses (Note 4)   Prayer of Manasseh Prayer of Manasseh Prayer of Manasseh
The First Book of Maccabees 1 Maccabees     1 Maccabees 1 Maccabees
The Second Book of Maccabees 2 Maccabees     2 Maccabees 2 Maccabees
        Psalm 151 Psalm 151
        3 Maccabees 3 Maccabees
        Appendix  
        4 Maccabees  

Note 1: In the Latin Vulgate and some Greek manuscripts the Letter of Jeremiah is chapter 6 of Baruch the Prophet.

Note 2: The Canonical Book of Esther is called 1 Esdras in the Latin Vulgate and the Canonical Book of Nehemiah is called 2 Esdras.

Note 3: In Slavonic Eshter and Nehemiah are together called 1 Esdras.

Note 4: The Canonical text approved by the Council of Trent includes the portions noted, but they are not named separately.

 

back to top

Related Links

Apocrypha Pages
BulletIntroduction to Apocrypha

BulletOrigin of the Apocrypha
BulletAttitudes to the Apocrypha
BulletOutline of the Apocrypha
BulletWhat use is the Apocrypha?
BulletAnglican Liturgical Use
BulletNT use of the Apocrypha
BulletComparison Chart
BulletCouncil of Trent

Doctrine - Other Sub Issues
BulletHeads of Theology

BulletThe Three Creeds
BulletThe Thirty Nine Articles
BulletBook of Common Prayer
BulletThe Homilies
BulletAnglican theology (other)
BulletTheological Movements

BulletOther doctrine pages

Other Issues
BulletEthics
BulletLocal Church
BulletNational Church
BulletGeneral Synod
BulletAnglican Communion
BulletMinistry
BulletHistory
BulletLiturgy
BulletEcumenical
BulletOther Faiths
BulletMiscellaneous

 Issues Sitemap
 List all issues
 search site
Home | About us | Publications | Store | Issues | Events | Press releases
Membership | Contact us | Search | Links | Churchman | Church Society Trust | Cross+way