The 7 books removed by Martin Luther

Excerpt from EWTN :

Seven books of the Bible, all in the Old Testament, are accepted by Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox, but are not accepted by Jews or Protestants. These include 1 and 2 Maccabees, Judith, Tobit, Baruch, Sirach, and Wisdom, and additions to the books of Esther and Daniel. These books are called Deuterocanonical by Catholics and Orthodox and Apocryphal by Jews and Protestants. These were the last books of the Old Testament written, composed in the last two centuries B.C. Their omission in Protestant Bibles leaves a chronological gap in salvation history.

End of excerpt.

In the above statement it is a little bit misleading to say, “but are not accepted by Jews“. These are the Jews after crucifixion. Before the crucifixion the Greek translation of the Old Testament called Septuagint have all the 7 books.

These 7 books are also among the books found in Qumran known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. All written in Hebrew. No doubt we have the correct number of books in our bible.