Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. The Apocrypha consists of the books that are found in the Greek version of the Jewish Bible–the Septuagint, the earliest complete version of. The Apocrypha have long been almost forgotten by the Christian public, although their claim to a place in the Greek, Latin, and English Bibles can hardly be.

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The University’s collection is now named in his honor. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Favorites of mine included two subsections of Daniel – “Bel and the Dragon” and “Susannah and the Elders,” and the book of Judith, which is rather reminiscent apocryphq the story of Jael and Sisera an OT favorite of mine.

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Oct 23, Pages. Generally, these works do much to set the scene and give exposition to the New Testament events. Maybe because American culture is of a Protestant stamp and they disfavor them. Please provide an email address. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Yet they include such important works as The First Book of Maccabeesthe Wisdom of SolomonEcclesiasticusand the stories of Susanna, Tobit, and Judith, and other works of great importance for the history of the Jews in the period between the rebuilding of the Temple and the time of Jesus, and thus for the background of the New Testament.


I didn’t feel a lot of the other books added much to the standard Bible, though. I’m saying that as a person who is not pushing the religious side. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Sep 23, Don Gubler rated it liked it. Thank you for your attention.

It’s kind of like the bible you can always reread it. I tried to read it but the version I was reading which I couldn’t find on Goodreads was both dry and lacking in something.

The Apocrypha by Edgar J. These works have also had a remarkable impact on writers and artists. Buy the selected items together This item: I did read the book of Judith. They were part of the canon for all Christians from the fifth century on, but fell into disrepute with Protestants because they weren’t part of the original Hebrew scripture–yet they were part of the original King James Version of the Bible and was only dropped later.

To ask other readers questions about Apocryphaplease sign up. Please try again later. Vigilante rated it it was ok Dec 23, I was surprised to gkodspeed a lot of genealogical sections in it.

Having said that, I don’t consider the Apocrypha inspired, but I feel it’s a necessary read for those interested in the history behind the bible, especially theologically. Open Preview See a Problem? These are the books that were in the Greek version of the Jewish Bible but not included in Protestant Bibles. The wisdom literature, however, is a must-read, but you will find obvious denigration of women in some of it, where the writer talks about dealing with a temperamental and emotional child, and then with a supposedly wayward teenager, and attributing this to her gender.

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I read 1 Maccabees 1, 2, 8, and Several books add more detail to the story of Daniel, and one fills in some questionable gaps in the the book of Esther. The Apocrypha By Edgar J.

So that means whatever your beliefs, they were a huge part of Western culture for well over a millennium. Jun 10, Mike added it. Write a customer review. In this story Daniel refuses to worship the god Bel who he claims is not real and does not eat the food given him every night by the priests.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Daniel ends up proving that Bel is f I read 1 Maccabees 1, 2, 8, and Explore the Home Gift Guide. Certainly some interesting reading Goodxpeed that regard I found a fascinating and very useful review of this book on Amazon that gives a lot of the context of this translation of the book you can’t find within it.


Aug 12, Dorian Ogodspeed rated it it was ok Shelves: Macabees, and the book of Tobit my fav are included. As the hero, Daniel ends up feasting at the end of this account. Volume One — The Apocrypha: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.