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Top 100 Atheist Challenges

If "scripture" just is what has been accepted by the Church, then isn't the apocrypha scripture as well?

Actually, the answer to that question is no, because with respect to the apocrypha, the “Church” in question would refer to the believers in the Old Testament (i. e. the Jews). And all the evidence we have (from Josephus and the Talmud, primarily) suggests that the Jews of that time rejected the apocrypha.

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