Geneva Bible vs. KJV 1611 and the Apocrypha

Bible and pen

It is interesting to note that the 1599 Geneva Bible (unlike the 1611 KJV),
correctly leaves out the Apocrypha,
and correctly has “Passover” in Acts 12:4 (which the KJV erroneously changed to the Catholic/Pagan tradition “Easter”)…

Although the Apocrypha was part of the Greek Septuagint (LXX) Translation of the Hebrew OT,
It was Never actually included in nor a part of the Original Hebrew OT.
Here are several reasons why many Christians reject the writings of the Apocrypha:

1. The Apocrypha was never actually in the Original Hebrew OT Canon.
2. Neither Jesus Christ,
nor any of the New Testament writers,
ever quoted from the Apocrypha.
3. Josephus (a well-known historian from the Biblical era) excluded them from his list of sacred Scripture.
He felt they were lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin.
4. There are reputed to be 260 quotations and 370 allusions to the Old Testament in the New Testament and not one of them refers to the Apocryphal writings.
5. The books of the Apocrypha were never asserted to be divinely Inspired or to possess divine Authority in their contents.
6. These books are replete with historical,
and chronological errors.
7. The Apocryphal doctrines and practices are often contrary to the Canon of Scripture.


About Charles e Whisnant

Youth Pastor since 1964.Pastor/Teacher 1971-74, 1980-2001, 2008-2015. Seminary, College, On line training, 50 years of study. A student of of the Bible. Expositional in my teaching. Married for 45 years. Four children and three granddaughter. Currently pastor - teacher in Minford, Ohio. No published books. No TV program. Favorite preachers Spurgeon, Calvin, MacArthur, Lloyd-Jones, Packer, Edwards, Baxter, Puritans.
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