because the protestant broke off from the established church, which was catholic, a group of reformers protested against the way the church was selling salvation and freepasses out of purgatory that was only affodable by the rich.
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The Church of England ordered that all Bibles must have the Apocrypha, so even the first edition of the King James Version had the Apocrypha [this is available in facsimile reprint--buy one, I have more than one]. But as Protestantism progressed they abandoned the use of the Apocrypha, so it was not in many later Protestant Bibles.
The Apocrypha in the 1560AD Geneva Bible was placed between the Two Testaments as if it was considered inferior to both the Old and New Testament. Compare modern Catholic Bibles that do put the Apocrypha elsewhere, "in their proper place" according to the introduction to the Catholic Version of the NRSV that I have just purchased second hand for one dollar.
All the books of the Old & New Testaments have a subject heading on top of the page, but the Apocryphal books do leave this subject heading out, as the Geneva Bible translators apparently thought the Apocratha was inferior to other Bible books, and it was not as important to read it. Do note how the other Bible books have copious marginal notes while in the Geneva Bible the Apocrythal books do not have these copious study notes, that is in General the Apocrypha was not used to establish doctrines by the Reformation Era Protestants.
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All Bibles had the Apocrypha at the time, even the original KJV Bible. It was separated though from the Old and New Testament in its own section and not as part of the OT
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Like nearly all early Protestant Bibles, the Geneva Bible contained the Deuterocanon gathered together into an appendix between the Old and New Testaments titled "Apocrypha" By "Apocrypha," the early Reformers meant those books that are good and beneficial for Christians to read, but not for the purpose of confirming doctrine.
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