Canonized Books

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The Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church Biblical canon

The Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo church biblical canon is categorized into two parts: the narrower canon and the broader. The narrower canon consists of biblical books that are identical to the western bible. The Narrower Canon also contains book of Enoch, Jubilees, and three books of the Meqabyan. This differs slightly from the broader canon as it consist of nine additional books which include the books of Covenant, Four Books of Sinodos, a book of Clement, and Didascalia.

The Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church has the biggest number of books when compared to other faiths. For example, the protestant bible usually contains 66 books, the Roman Catholic Bible 73, and the Eastern Orthodox Bibles comprises of 76 books. The Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church has 46 books of the Old Testament and 35 books of the New Testament with a total canonized books of the Bible to 81 all of which are accepted by other Orthodox and Oriental Christians. These are the following:

A. The Holy Books of the Old Testament

1. Genesis
2. Exodus
3. Leviticus
4. Numbers
5. Deuteronomy
6. Joshua
7. Judges
8. Ruth
9. I and II Samuel
10. I and II Kings
11. I Chronicles
12. II Chronicles
13. Jublee
14. Enoch
15. Ezra and Nehemia
16. Ezra (2nd) and Ezra Sutuel
17. Tobit
18. Judith
19. Esther
20. I Maccabees
21. II and III Maccabees
22. Job
23. Psalms
24. Proverbs
25. Tegsats (Reproof)
26. Metsihafe Tibeb (the Book of Wisdom)
27. Ecclesiastes
28. The Song of Songs
29. Isaiah
30. Jeremiah
31. Ezekiel
32. Daniel
33. Hosea
34. Amos
35. Micah
36. Joel
37. Obadiah
38. Jonah
39. Nahum
40. Habakkuk
41. Zephaniah
42. Haggai
43. Zechariah
44. Malachi
45. Book of Joshua the son of Sirach
46. The Book of Josephas the Son of Bengorion



B. The holy books of the New Testament

1. Matthew
2. Mark
3. Luke
4. John
5. The Acts
6. Romans
7. I Corinthians
8. II Corinthians
9. Galatians
10. Ephesians
11. Philippians
12. Colossians
13. I Thessalonians
14. II Thessalonians
15. I Timothy
16. II Timothy
17. Titus
18. Philemon
19. Hebrews
20. I Peter
21. II Peter
22. I John
23. II John
24. III John
25. James
26. Jude
27. Revelation
28. Sirate Tsion (the Book of order)
29. Tizaz (the book of Herald)
30. Gitsew
31. Abtilis
32. The I book of Dominos
33. The II book of Dominos
34. The book of Clement
35. Didascalia | Didache





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May the Prayers and Intercession of the Virgin Mary Mother of God, Angels and Saints be with all of us.

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