|JESUS USED THE SEPTUAGINT -
GREEK VERSION OF OLD TESTAMENT
|DEUTEROCANONICAL BOOKS IN THE
The REAL Question isn't whether The Catholic
Church used these Books
from the time of Jesus?
The question is whether Jesus used the
Matt. 2:16 - Herod's decree of slaying innocent children was prophesied in
Wis. 11:7 - slaying the holy innocents.
Matt. 6:19-20 - Jesus' statement about laying up for yourselves treasure
in heaven follows Sirach 29:11 - lay up your treasure.
Matt.. 7:12 - Jesus' golden rule "do unto others" is the converse of Tobit
4:15 - what you hate, do not do to others.
Matt. 7:16,20 - Jesus' statement "you will know them by their fruits"
follows Sirach 27:6 - the fruit discloses the cultivation.
Matt. 9:36 - the people were "like sheep without a shepherd" is same as
Judith 11:19 - sheep without a shepherd.
Matt. 11:25 - Jesus' description "Lord of heaven and earth" is the same
as Tobit 7:18 - Lord of heaven and earth.
Matt. 12:42 - Jesus refers to the wisdom of Solomon which was recorded
and made part of the deuterocanonical books.
Matt. 16:18 - Jesus' reference to the "power of death" and "gates of
Hades" references Wisdom 16:13.
Matt. 22:25; Mark 12:20; Luke 20:29 - Gospel writers refer to the
canonicity of Tobit 3:8 and 7:11 regarding the seven brothers.
Matt. 24:15 - the "desolating sacrilege" Jesus refers to is also taken from
1 Macc. 1:54 and 2 Macc. 8:17.
Matt. 24:16 - let those "flee to the mountains" is taken from 1 Macc. 2:28.
Matt. 27:43 - if He is God's Son, let God deliver him from His adversaries
follows Wisdom 2:18.
Mark 4:5,16-17 - Jesus' description of seeds falling on rocky ground and
having no root follows Sirach 40:15.
Mark 9:48 - description of hell where their worm does not die and the fire
is not quenched references Judith 16:17.
Luke 1:42 - Elizabeth's declaration of Mary's blessedness above all
women follows Uzziah's declaration in Judith 13:18.
Luke 1:52 - Mary's magnificat addressing the mighty falling from their
thrones and replaced by lowly follows Sirach 10:14.
Luke 2:29 - Simeon's declaration that he is ready to die after seeing the
Child Jesus follows Tobit 11:9.
Luke 13:29 - the Lord's description of men coming from east and west to
rejoice in God follows Baruch 4:37.
Luke 21:24 - Jesus' usage of "fall by the edge of the sword" follows
Luke 24:4 and Acts 1:10 - Luke's description of the two men in dazzling
apparel reminds us of 2 Macc. 3:26.
John 1:3 - all things were made through Him, the Word, follows Wisdom
John 3:13 - who has ascended into heaven but He who descended from
heaven references Baruch 3:29.
John 4:48; Acts 5:12; 15:12; 2 Cor. 12:12 - Jesus', Luke's and Paul's
usage of "signs and wonders" follows Wisdom 8:8.
John 5:18 - Jesus claiming that God is His Father follows Wisdom 2:16.
John 6:35-59 - Jesus' Eucharistic discourse is foreshadowed in Sirach
John 10:22 - the identification of the feast of the dedication is taken from
1 Macc. 4:59.
John 10:36 – Jesus accepts the inspiration of Maccabees as He analogizes
the Hanukkah consecration to His own consecration to the Father in 1
John 15:6 - branches that don't bear fruit and are cut down follows Wis.
4:5 where branches are broken off.