[sword-devel] Catholic module?

Paul Julian Gould sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 19 Nov 2003 16:11:52 -0800

Tom Pollard wrote:

> Geoffrey,
> You wrote:
>> Couldn't it be added as a general book. IMHO that's where it probably 
>> belongs.
> 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,
> Tom
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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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