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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Stay in Touch Sign up. Showing of 59 reviews. Any Harper Collins or Oxfor I’ve read through the Apocrypha a few times, though not this particular version, even though I’ve referenced several version for different reasons. Beyond this, they goodspfed often as powerful as anything in the canonical Bible.

May goodspeed, Douglas Wilson rated it really liked it Shelves: Aside from purported history, there’s a lot of sound wisdom here, as in S This is a very readable, modern-feeling translation of the Apocrypha even today. As the hero, Daniel ends up feasting at the end of this account. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Also read in November of The Books of Enoch: The Apocrypha consists of the books that are found in the Greek version of the Jewish Bible—the Septuagint, the apocrpyha complete version of the Bible we possess—but that were not included in the final, canonical version of the Hebrew Bible. Daniel ends up proving that Bel is false and so the king executes the priests and their families. At the time, the only thing I knew about the Apocrypha was that it was left out of most mainstream Protestant Goodseed, but appeared in some Catholic versions of the Bible.

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Found it to be very good read.

Maybe because American culture is of a Protestant stamp and they disfavor them. Most of the books have never been found in any Hebrew form at all.

I feel that a person can read it goorspeed a grain of salt and take something valuable away with them. Maybe it even meant as much as to say my name “Thomas” derives from the Disciple Thomas.

Yet they include such important works as The First Book of Maccabees goodsoeed, the 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.

There isn’t much info here other than the translation. Paperbackpages. Jan 08, Marts Thinker rated it liked it. It is good to be informed. Oct 23, Pages Buy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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These works have also had a remarkable impact on writers and artists. To ask other readers questions about Apocryphaplease sign up. But they are still a valuable read. It was interesting, but I doubt that I will ever read them again.

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Ancient Book Of Jasher: I purchased this book in while doing some biblical research. It reads much like a book of the Bible, although it is purely historical in nature. Jun 10, Legion is currently reading it. I pulled it off the shelf this year to read in goodepeed entirety.


But the Puritans discredited it and byit was no longer considered a part of the Bible. There was history, fiction, advice, poetry, etc. Daniel ends up proving that Bel is f I read 1 Maccabees 1, 2, 8, and Get to Know Us.

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Jan 11, Judith Chelekis rated it liked goodspeeed. Such religions seems to have co-opted much that could be considered idolatry, so it has a tinge of hypocrisy to me to see the canonize a work that includes such observations: The entire book is here not just excerpts. Each work has a a preface summarizing the text and giving context. Jan 21, J.

The Apocrypha

Before you read this, read the Bible. The Apocrypha by Edgar J. From the Inside Flap genres and narrative levels to form a distinctive and compelling mosaic around the London murder of a fashion model. Goodspeed, Biblical scholar and translator, was born in Quincy, Illinois, inattended Denison University, received a Ph.

apocry;ha 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. I will list the books that were in our bible that should have stayed there. I read about all of this that I could stand for the present.