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- adj. Describing the first (authorized) canon of books of scripture.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the first canon, or that which contains the authorized collection of the books of Scripture; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the first or original canon. See deuterocanonical.
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The terms protocanonical and deuterocanonical, of frequent usage among Catholic theologians and exegetes, require a word of caution.
Correspondingly, the books which are only in the Hebrew Bible are called protocanonical, for they belong to the “first canon.”
It is generally granted that the Jews in the time of Jesus Christ acknowledged as canonical or included in their collection of sacred writings all the so-called protocanonical books of the Old Testament.
Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox continue to fully accept them today, though the distinction between “protocanonical” and “deuterocanonical” is maintained.
Aramaic, all the protocanonical books of the Old Testament are written in Hebrew.
The chapters taken from the Septuagint were considered deuterocanonical, and, after St. Jerome, were separated from the ten chapters taken from the Hebrew which were called protocanonical.
Testament, and therefore to be rejected, they have in mind only the first or protocanonical part, not the entire book, which is manifestly religious.
For the protocanonical books of the Old Testament it goes to the Hebrew; for the deuterocanonical, it is in many places content with a revision of
In the sixteenth century, Sixtus Senensis, O.P., distinguished between protocanonical and deuterocanonical books.
As it contained both the protocanonical and the deuterocanonical books and parts of books of the Old Testament, it figured importantly in the history of the