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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These works have also had a remarkable impact on writers and artists. This God addresses in a way profound and easy to relate to,by making the comparison: This has had me enthralled since I first opened its pages!! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

On 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. There are some books that read sort of like clumsier versions of Job or Esther– one might call it the pious-folk-tale genre I like Tobit best of these.


He taught for many years at the University of Chicago, whose collection of New Testament manuscripts he enriched by his searches. Aug 12, Dorian Driscoll rated it it was ok Shelves: I would like to revisit this someday and actually study more on books not included in the Bible.

Interesting but not what I was hoping for. Mar 22, Kathy England rated it liked it. Daniel ends up proving that Bel is false and so the king executes the priests and their families.

I read 1 Maccabees 1, 2, 8, and Stay in Touch Sign up. This literature is periphrastic. I always need to read books like this more than once.

I would definitely recommend that anyone who makes reading the Bible a part of their daily devotion also check out what the Apocrypha can add to their understanding. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

THE APOCRYPHA by Edgar J. Goodspeed | Kirkus Reviews

Exactly what I wanted. The puritans for once got something right. Another thing to add to this is that the Apocrypha isn’t hard to find. Just remember, it is a fundamental piece in lit A definite contribution to the Bible translations — a distinctive work of which Americans may be justly proud.


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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Open Preview See a Problem? My favorite book within the apocryphal text is The Wisdom of Sirach.

Aside from The Wisdom of Solomon, most of the books are actually accounts of what happened during the Babylonian and Syrian exiles of the Jews, and the obstacles the Jews faced once they were allowed to return. I got this as a gift from my brother my freshman year in high school.

Beyond this, they are often as powerful as anything in the canonical Bible. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

It was interesting, but I doubt that I will ever read them again. Apr 07, Deanna rated it liked it Shelves: