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Clinton Siegle wrote:

Hi, guys —

The Torah shows (12) twelve chapters.

I am wondering:

  • Where the two additional chapters came from and if there are more chapters that I am missing?


  { Where did chapters 13 and 14 come from in Daniel and are there any more chapters I am missing? }

Eric replied:


They come from the Greek of the Septuagint translation of the Old Testament.

The Septuagint was the translation used by the Greek-speaking Jews of Jesus's time and was translated in the third to 2nd century B.C. They are part of what are called the Deuterocanonical books, which are considered Sacred Scripture by Catholic, Orthodox, and Assyrian Christians. We only have manuscripts of these books in Greek. Most were or were likely composed in Greek, though some may be Greek translations of a lost Hebrew manuscript.

These books were not favored by the Palestinian Jews after the advent of Christianity and the separation of Judaism and Christianity, in part, because they were only known in Greek.

Ironically, the Jews celebrate the holiday of Hanukkah, the story of which is only recorded in one of these books Jews don't even consider canonical.

For more information, you can read the book:


Clinton replied:

Thanks Eric,

I am curious about how many other chapters in the Catholic bible are translated from the Greek or Jewish language?

"The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." — Dorothy Nevill

Eric replied:




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