I thought Dr. Thomas would reply for this. Any way this is my try.
From the book "Dotrine of Syrian orthodox church"- Rev. Dr. Curian
1) Books of Moses - 5
2) Judges - 1
3) Samuel - 2
4) Chronicles - 2
5) Macabees - 2
6) Books of Prophets-16
7) Joshua - 1
8) Ruth - 1
9) Kings - 2
10 Esra & Nehamiah - 2
Notes :Solomon has 4 because proverbs are regarded as 2 books
proverbs 25:1 onwords is considered as 2nd proverbs.
16 books by Prpophets also includes susanna in the book of
But St.Athnatious, Dynatious of Alexndria etc has raised some doubt
about some and restricted the used of some others
1) Wisdom of Solomon
2) Bar Azeera
But in his H.Bible the following books are added
4) Yeshu Bar assirai
5) Epistle of Jeremiah
6) Baruch 1 & 2
7) Daniel ( Susan )
8) Macabee 1 & 2
--- In SOR-Forum@yahoogroups.com, Sevile George <sevileg@y...> wrote:
> I wanted to know what is considered the canon for the
> old testament for the Syrian Orthodox Church.
> The Protestant Bibles contain 39 books; Catholic
> Bibles contain 46 books (includes Macabees 1 & 2, and
> other books); finally, the Eastern Orthodox Bibles
> contain more books than the Catholic Bibles (includes
> Maccabees 3, an extra Psalm, and other books).
> Does the Syrian Orthodox Church maintain one of the
> above canons in its Bible, or does in have a different
> canon? Also, would anyone know if this canon is also
> followed by the other Oriental Orthodox Churches?
> Finally, is their a specific English translation of
> the Bible that the Church considers ideal?
> Thank you,
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