EWTN Catholic Q&A
Extra chapters or Bible books?
Question from Tiarnna Hamilton-Sanchez on 03-13-2017:

Hi, Can you explain what the these writings: Bel and the Dragon, The Prayer of Manasseh, The Prayer of Azaria, Susannah, Maccabees 3 and 4, Book of 2 Esdras, Wisdom...there are several that appear to be associated with the Bible but are not part of our extra seven OT books, right?. I'm confused. What are they to be used for and where are they since I don't see them in my Bible? Thank you.

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 04-09-2017:

Dear Tirana,

Go with an authorized Catholic version of the Bible.

Dr. Geraghty