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Apocryphal Books

Should we add the apocryphal books or make a template for those? {{SUBST:User:Snowstripe the Fierce/Sig}} 15:11, September 10, 2016 (UTC)

RE: No reason to add them-AChildofGod

Interesting idea. The Apocryphal books aren't part of the canon, and this template was designed for those that are canon. As far as I know, we don't have any articles on the Apocryphal books (and do talk to Superdadsuper before creating any about them), so it would (at least until we get any articles about them, if ever) be pointless to add them in this template or create a template for them. Superdadsuper and SouthWriter can tell you more about the Apocryphal books and why we don't have them on Bible Wiki.15:20, September 10, 2016 (UTC)

Re:Apocrypha cannot be documented on the wiki

As per above we do not document apocryphal content here on the wiki. From my knowledge the Apocrypha contains many inconstencies with important doctrine in the Bible, and sometimes even has historical details contradicting itself. SouthWriter could give you a much deper anaylsis as to why the Apocrypha is not canon. Nevertheless we cannot compromise on our content, as we are trying to please God, not man [1],so while many say we should be inclusive and politically correct we want to uphold what we believe as Scripture. The Apocrypha is a great historical resource for Jewish history, infact Hannukah (an event in the Apocrypha) is mentioned in the Bible as well as a few other events. The Apocrypha itself though its not ever cited as being Scriptural, nor is there any quotation of it.

The philisophy here is "unless the Bible says, we cannot assume". The goal of this wiki is to produce content solely from the Bible and what can be directly/indirectly inferred or concluded from Scripture. While outside historical sources are good for vetting it, we cannot take that position in our content space.

In Christ,

Superdadsuper, Bible Wiki Administrator & Bureaucrat

  1. Gal 1:10 (Link)