Different versions of the Bible?

I'm writing a paper for a Comparative Christianity class and I need ideas. The topic is differences between different versions of the Bible. I'm not talking about KJV vs. NIV...I mean differences in content between the Catholic version and the Protestant version, etc. Does anyone know of other versions or holy writings from other denominations that I could compare/contrast?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Does anyone know of other versions or holy writings from other denominations that I could compare/contrast?

    Only if you consider the Jehovah's Witnesses to be a true sect of Christianity. Then you could compare the New World Testament with all of it's differences that have mainly to do with rewriting passages that would give the reader the impression that Jesus is God and that the Holy Spirit is a person who is also God.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I copied this from Wiki:

    The Roman Catholic Church recognizes the following books:

    Tobit

    Judith

    1 Maccabees

    2 Maccabees

    Wisdom of Solomon

    Ecclesiasticus

    Baruch

    Greek Additions to Esther

    Greek Additions to Daniel

    In addition to those, the Greek and Russian Orthodox Churches recognize the following:

    3 Maccabees

    1 Esdras i.e. Greek Ezra paraphrase

    Prayer of Manasseh

    Psalm 151 as part of the Psalter

    Some other Eastern Orthodox Churches include a few others, typically:

    2 Esdras i.e. Latin Esdras in the Russian and Georgian Bibles

    Odes

    The Syriac Orthodox Church also has:

    The Apocalypse of Baruch 2 Baruch

    The Letter of Baruch

    The Ethiopian Orthodox Church also has some others such as:

    Jubilees

    Enoch

    .

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  • YoBro
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    1 decade ago

    The "Holy Bible" is the same in all Christian denominations. There is not a Catholic version compared to, let's say, a Baptist one.

    Some will say, "but oh yeah there is"!..... NO, sorry. One "Holy Bible" for all Christians.

    Now, there are different church beliefs and writings that are included in the church services, such as "The Book of Mormon", but it is not meant to replace the "Holy Bible" just to compliment it...

    God be with you all .. !!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you leave out the Catechism and footnotes: the Catholic and Protestant versions of the Bible are essentially the same. Of course, the Catholics include the Apocrapha in most of their editions: these are not considered "inspired" by The Holy Spirit OR authoritative in doctrines of essential value.

    Myself, I like the New King James, The Amplified, and The Jerusalem Bible.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Orthodox Catholic Bible

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well the catholic bible has more books in it than the protestant bible,72 v 66

    Tobit,Judith,1 machabees,2 machabees,Sirach,Baruch are excluded from the protestant bible.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There is only ONE accurate English translation of the Bible !

    the King James Bible !

    when compared with the KJV, the NIV has over 5000 errors !

    A good source would be:

    http://www.bible-researcher.com/index.html

    May God bless you as you study His Word

    <:)))><

    Source(s): King James Bible
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The text isn't usually altered between the denominations, but if you want to look at a Catholic Bible, you should check out the Jerusalem Bible.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Your in luck, I just finished this

    http://www.bible-reviews.com/topics_rc_vs_pr.html

    Others

    http://www.bible-reviews.com/charts_scriptures_d.h...

    The most interesting (note: the Maccabees found here are not the same as the books of Maccabees in other Christian bibles)

    http://ethiopianorthodox.org/english/canonical/boo...

    Let me know if you need more

    Jim, http://www.bible-reviews.com

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  • 1 decade ago

    ORTHODOXY! they are the most traditional and oldest church. it goes in this order" Protesant have the least books in the Bible, then Catholic, then Orthodox

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