Deuterocanonical books

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Deuterocanonical books means "second canon" in Greek. It usually means the parts of the Bible that are only used by some Christian churches (mostly Roman Catholic and Orthodox). The books have originally been written in Greek language and they date to era of some 250-150 years before Christ.

The books are not part of the Jewish Tanakh (also called the Hebrew Bible) since their original language is Greek and not Hebrew. Some books considered deuterocanonical by Catholics are:

The Book of Daniel and the Book of Esther are longer in Catholic Bibles than in Protestant Bibles because they have more stories.

Most Protestant Christian churches do not think that the deuterocanonical books were inspired by God. They call these books Apocrypha. Martin Luther considered these book very good and useful reading; John Calvin considered them as work of Satan.