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A Protestant Bible is a Christian Bible download pdf nkjv translation or revision produced by Protestants. 27 books of the New Testament for a...

A Protestant Bible is a Christian Bible download pdf nkjv translation or revision produced by Protestants. 27 books of the New Testament for a total of 66 books.


This is often contrasted with the 73 books of the Catholic Bible, which includes seven so-called deuterocanonical books as a part of the Old Testament. The practice of including only the Old and New Testament books within printed bibles was standardized among Protestants following the 1825 decision by the British and Foreign Bible Society.

From the Reformation, Protestants have usually excluded the books which Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians consider to be Deuterocanonical, viewing them as non-canonical. However, prior to an 1825 British and Foreign Bible Society decision, most Protestant Bibles did include these additional books within the same printed bibles. It was usually to be found in a separate section under the heading of Apocrypha and sometimes carrying a statement to the effect that the such books were non-canonical.

The German Luther Bible of 1522 did include the Apocrypha within its boards. However, unlike in previous Catholic Bibles which interspersed the books of the Apocrypha throughout the Old Testament, Martin Luther placed the Apocrypha in a separate section after the Old Testament. The books of the Apocrypha were not listed in the table of contents of Luther’s 1532 Old Testament and, in the 1534 edition, they were given the well-known title: “Apocrypha: These Books Are Not Held Equal to the Scriptures, but Are Useful and Good to Read”. In the English language, the incomplete Tyndale Bible published in 1525, 1534 and 1536, contained the entire New Testament.

Of the Old Testament, although William Tyndale translated around half of its books, only the Pentateuch and the book of Jonah were published. The first complete Modern English translation of the Bible, the Coverdale Bible of 1535, also included the Apocrypha. Like Luther, Miles Coverdale placed the Apocrypha in a separate section after the Old Testament. For the following three centuries, most Protestant Bibles, including the Authorized Version, continued with this practice.

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