Author Topic: Why is the Coptic Orthodox Scriptural Canon Almost the Same as the RC Canon?  (Read 514 times)

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Except for the addition of Psalm 151?
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." -Jesus Christ

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NVM!
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And Maccabees III, and I Esdras.
We don't include them in our canon, AFAIK.
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." -Jesus Christ

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Part of the problem is that instead of going to an Orthodox translation going from Coptic to Arabic, they have more or less just adopted the Van Dyke Arabic translation, done by and for the Protestants.  The other big choice was the Jesuit translation.
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