If a Protestant Christians gets into a discussion with a Roman Catholic and brings up the authority of the Bible, the Catholic will often come back with a riposte like this: “What Bible? You Protestants don’t follow the Bible. You threw out seven of the books you didn’t like. At least we Catholics have the whole Bible, not the shortened version you came up with.”
Well, the truth is more complicated than that. At issue are the books of Tobit, Judith, Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdom of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus), Baruch, and 1–2 Maccabees. Also portions of Daniel and Esther. These were written in Greek, not Hebrew, and so are not considered part of the Old Testament scriptures as recognized by the Jews.