Old Testament (Page 2)

The Jews uniformly denied canonical status to these books [the Old Testament Apocrypha], so they were not found in the Hebrew Bible; but the LXX [the Septuagint, the earliest translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek] manuscripts include them as an addendum to the canonical OT. In the second century AD, the first Latin Bibles were translated from the Greek Bible and so included the Apocrypha. Jerome’s Vulgate distinguished libri ecclesiastici [“ecclesiastical books”] and libri canonici [“canonical books”], with the result that the Apocrypha were accorded secondary status

Bel and the Dragon: And Daniel was a companion of the king, and was the most honored of his friends.
Now the Babylonians had an idol called Bel, and every day they spent on it twelve bushels of fine flour and forty sheep and fifty gallons of wineContinue Reading


The Testament of Solomon: son of David, who was king in Jerusalem, and mastered and controlled all spirits of the air, on the earth, and under the earth. By means of them also he wrought all the transcendent works of the Temple. Telling also of the authorities they wield against men, and by what angels these demons are brought to naught.Continue Reading