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The additions to Daniel comprise three additional chapters appended to the Hebrew/Aramaic text of Daniel from the Greek Septuagint because the original Hebrew versions are no longer extant. They are accepted as canonical and translated as such in Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Bibles. These additions are:
- The Prayer of Azariah and Song of the Three Holy Children : assimilated into chapter 3 (The Fiery Furnace episode).
- Susanna and the Elders : as chapter 13
- Bel and the Dragon : as chapter 14
Protestant versions exclude these additions as apocryphal, retaining only the text available today in the Hebrew/Aramaic Daniel, though the three are placed with other apocryphal books in between the Old and New Testaments in Bibles published with the Apocrypha.
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