Portions of the
Latin Vulgate Old Testament that are not part of the Hebrew Bible
canonized by the rabbis (ca. 90 CE). Most of these works were preserved
in the Greek version of Jewish scriptures traditionally called the Septuagint.
The distinction between public & hidden works can be traced to this
passage in 2 Esdras:
"These words you shall publish openly,
these you shall keep secret" (14:6).
Thus Jerome, in translating
these works into Latin, proposed that they be printed as a separate
section, between the Old & New Testaments. Apocryphal works cited
in this text are:
[Edition used: Rahlfs, Alfred, ed. Septuaginta.
Stuttgartt: Deutsche Biblestiftung, 1935.]
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