Which Canon Did the Guttenberg Bible Use?

Q: How many books of the Old Testament are found in Guttenberg’s printed Bible?

A: The same number that are in any Catholic Bible today — 46 Old Testament books plus the 27 New Testament ones, for a total of 73 books (a much more spiritual number than the Protestant canon of 66 books ;-). The Guttenberg Bible — the first Bible ever printed — was a Catholic Bible (in fact, the Protestant Reformation had not even happened yet), and the number of books in Catholic Bibles has been the same ever since the Bible was first canonized at the Council of Rome in A.D. 382 under Pope Damasus I (see my piece Defending the Deuterocanonicals for more information).

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