Additions to the book of Daniel
The Additions to Daniel comprise three chapters not found in the Hebrew/Aramaic text of Daniel.
The text of these chapters is found in the Koine Greek Septuagint, the earliest Old Greek translation.
They are accepted as canonical and translated as such in Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Bibles.
They are listed in Article VI of the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England.
Most Protestant Bibles exclude these passages as Biblical apocrypha, retaining only
the text available today in the Hebrew/Aramaic manuscripts.
The additions are:
The Prayer of Azariah and Song of the Three Holy Children :
Daniel 3:24-90 inserted between verses 23 and 24 (v. 24 becomes v. 91) in the Protestant canon.
It incorporates the Fiery Furnace episode.
Susanna and the Elders :
before Daniel 1:1, a prologue in early Greek manuscripts; chapter 13 in the Vulgate
Bel and the Dragon :
after Daniel 12:13 in Greek, an epilogue; chapter 14 in the Vulgate
- NRSV: Prayer of Azariah
- NRSV: Susanna
- NRSV: Bel and the Dragon
- Old Greek and Septuagint translations and text notes from NETS
- An Introduction to the Books of the Apocrypha – Pages 272-293
- The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ (175 B.C.-A.D. 135): 175 B.C.-A.D. 135, Part 2 Pages 722-730
- An Introduction to Early Judaism – Pages 133-137
- The Unity of the Old English Daniel
- The Apocrypha and Pseudephigrapha of the Old Testament – Pages 625-664
- The Seven Basic Plots – Pages 505-506
- The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies – Pages 508-509
- The Shorter Books of the Apocrypha – Pages 210-241
Books of the Bible
Genesis –Exodus –Leviticus –Numbers –Deuteronomy-Joshua- Judges –Ruth -1-2 Samuel- 1-2 Kings -1-2 Chronicles-Ezra –Nehemiah –Esther –Job –Psalms- Proverbs –Ecclesiastes –Song –Isaiah –Jeremiah- Lamentations- Ezekiel –Daniel-Hosea- Joel –Amos- Obadiah- Jonah –Micah –Nahum-Habakkuk- Zephaniah- Haggai –Zechariah -Malachi
|Deuterocanon and Apocrypha||Catholic and Orthodox||Tobit-Judith-Additions to Esther-1 Maccabees-2 Maccabees-Wisdom-Sirach-Baruch / Letter of Jeremiah-
Additions to Daniel
|Orthodox||1 Esdras-2 Esdras-Prayer of Manasseh-Psalm 151-3 Maccabees-4 Maccabees-Odes|
|Ethiopian Orthodox||Enoch-Jubilees-1, 2, and 3 Meqabyan-Säqoqawä Eremyas-Broader canon|
|Syriac Christianity||Letter of Baruch-2 Baruch-Psalms 152–155|
|New Testament||Matthew-Mark-Luke-John-Acts-Romans-1 Corinthians-2 Corinthians-Galatians-Ephesians-Philippians-Colossians-1 Thessalonians-2 Thessalonians-1 Timothy-2 Timothy-Titus-Philemon-Hebrews-James-1 Peter-2 Peter-1 John-2 John-3 John-Jude-Revelation|
|Subdivisions||Chapters and verses-Pentateuch-Wisdom-Major / Minor prophets-Gospels(synoptic)-Epistles-(Pauline-Johannine-Pastoral General)-Apocalyptic literature|
|Manuscripts||Septuagint-Samaritan –Pentateuch- Dead Sea scrolls-Targum-Diatessaron- Muratorian fragment-Peshitta-Vetus Latina-Masoretic Text-New Testament manuscripts|