[sword-devel] Catholic module?
Paul Julian Gould
Wed, 19 Nov 2003 16:11:52 -0800
Tom Pollard wrote:
> You wrote:
>> Couldn't it be added as a general book. IMHO that's where it probably
> Except that that's not where they belong. They were part of the KJV
> Bible, the Vulgate, the Douay-Rheims, the Septuagint, etc., and (IMHO)
> you can't really say you're providing those texts unless you include
> all the the books they originally contained. For Catholics, 2
> Maccabees, Wisdom and Sirach are all regularly proclaimed in the
> liturgy. To really be useful to Catholics studying the Bible (which we
> hopefully all encourage) the deuterocanonical books ought to be
> included in the Bible translations that have them.
> Please don't take from this any implied criticism of the Sword team
> for not including those books up to this point. As far as I'm
> concerned, if there isn't anyone with the interest, time and skills to
> support this, then neither I nor anyone else has a right to complain
> about it. I'm deeply appreciative of the substantial and impressive
> work the Sword team /has/ done. Between work, my family, preparing for
> the Bible study I lead and advancing my other extracurricular
> projects, I'm not sure I have the time to help work on this, but I'd
> very much like to.
> Yours in Christ,
> sword-devel mailing list
Not just Roman Catholic, Tom....
I'm Orthodox (Antiochian), and we've got a couple of more books than the
Roman Church does!
As a point of reference, I believe Deutero-Canonical books were also in
the Septuagint.... the Scriptures in use and quoted by St. Paul.
We in the Orthodox Christian Church include 3rd & 4th Maccabees and 2
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