Episcopalians trace their ancestry from the Church of England. The Church of England began in the 16th century when The English Church separated itself from the Roman Catholic Church.
The Episcopal Church in America began after the Revolutionary War. Today, the Episcopal Church belongs to the Anglican Communion.
The King James Bible was the authorized Episcopalian Bible. In contemporary times, the Episcopal Church approved other translations such as the 1901 American Revision, commonly known as the American Standard Version.
The American Standard Version, which was also known as The American Revision of 1901 or Revised American Version, is a Bible translation into English completed in 1901.
As others Protestant Bibles, the American Standard Revision is seven books shorter than the Bible used by Roman Catholics. The Protestant Bibles follow the canon of the original Hebrew Bible, that means 39 books in the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers,Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings , 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations , Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.
The New Testament consists of 27 books: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, The 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.
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