Comparing Christianity And The Old Testament

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Most, if not all, of the major religions have each own’s Scriptures. Buddhists have Tipitaka, Muslims have Qur'an, Jews have Torah, Hindus have Vedas, and Christians have Bible. Christianity is the largest religion ranked by size; therefore without any doubt, its Scripture, the Bible, is read by many (Adherents). Christianity believes and affirms its Scripture to be god-inspired, but Bible had been modified by human actions numerous times throughout history. The Bible is divided into two major categories: The Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament is dedicated to God the Father and is separated into many different versions. The Old Testament consists of the following books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, …show more content…

Protestant excluded Apocrypha because neither Jesus nor his apostles quote from the Apocrypha. “There are over 260 quotations of the Old Testament, but not one of them is from Apocrypha”; therefore the Protestants believed that Apocrypha should not be included in the Old Testament, but is merely supplement reading. To support their claims even further, they showed evidence that the Jewish community also rejected Apocrypha, and there are many false teachings recorded in the Apocrypha such as forgiveness of sins through almsgiving (Turner). The Catholic and Orthodox, however, reaffirm the sovereignty of the Apocrypha and included it in their canon. The Protestant canon is similar to the Hebrew Bible in the aspect of the exclusion of Apocrypha in its …show more content…

In addition there are fourteen epistles of the apostle Paul written in the following order: the first to the Romans, then two to the Corinthians and then after these the one to the Galatians, following it the one to the Ephesians, thereafter the one to the Philippians and the one to the Colossians and two to the Thessalonians and the epistle to the Hebrews and then immediately two to Timothy, one to Titus and lastly the one to Philemon. Yet further the Revelation of

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