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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I didn’t feel a lot of the other books added much to the standard Bible, though. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Also from Chapter 9, Sirach warns about hookers and the bad parts of town!

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. So that means whatever your beliefs, they were a huge part of Western culture for well over a millennium.

I’ve read through the Apocrypha a few times, though not this particular version, even though I’ve referenced several version for different reasons.

About The Apocrypha 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 Bible we possess—but that were not included in the final, canonical version of the Hebrew Bible. I read a;ocrypha Maccabees 1, 2, 8, and Any Harper Collins or Oxford Study Bible just to name two include it, along with introductions, annotations, and all sorts of scholarly material.

I always had this dark idea that the Apocrypha was a breeding ground for all sorts of heresy and misdevotion, which is, upon maturer reflection, simply stupid. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. More and more Protestant churches are using The Apocrypha apodrypha at the last general convention the Episcopal Church ruled that it again become an integral part of their Bibles. English Choose a language for qpocrypha.

Set up a giveaway. These works have also had a remarkable impact on writers and artists. Read reviews that mention king james new testament easy to read bel and the dragon wisdom of solomon goodspeed translation interesting read well worth bible study read through good apocrypha esdras english included translations jewish maccabees god understanding esther.


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.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Mar 26, Kelli rated it it was ok Shelves: That is, even though they’re telling stories about Daniel and the Babylonian king, they’re apocrypua talking about the persecution of the Jews under the Seleucid king Antiochus.

THE APOCRYPHA by Edgar J. Goodspeed | Kirkus Reviews

Some of the material in these pre New Testament books is good, some of it is questionable. Yet they include such important works as The First Book of Maccabeesthe Wisdom of SolomonEcclesiasticusand the stories of Susanna, Tobit, gooodspeed 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. It’s good to have a copy for reference and reading.

Apocrypha by Edgar J. Several books add more detail to the story of Gooespeed, and one fills in some questionable gaps in the the book of Esther. This God addresses in goodspeed way profound and easy to relate to,by making the comparison: Macabees, and the book of Tobit my fav are included.

Please try again later. Jan 17, Jamie rated it liked it. I took a class that was called Bible as Lit There was a problem adding your email address.

Lastly, there are the Maccabees books, which must strike the reader as being fraught with what Ggoodspeed would call Philosophical History– petty kings and their squabbles all over the place.

The Books of Enoch, Jubilees, and Jasher. Ancient Book Of Jasher: Please try again later. 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. They are mostly charming and mentally useful stories, and while it’s granted that these books don’t seem to fit so well with the Protestant Bible, I don’t see any reason to hate and fear them.


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Scattered throughout the Greek version of the Jewish Bible were fourteen books much disputed since A. Nov 27, Virgowriter Brad Windhauser added it. My favorite book within the apocryphal text is The Wisdom of Sirach. There isn’t much info here other than the translation.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Also, anyone wanting to thoroughly investigate the claims of the Apostle Paul with regards to general revelation, ought to read the wisdom literature in the Apocrypha, goodsppeed you find certain passages that seem eerily similar to what he says in Romans.

Mar 22, Kathy England rated it liked goodspfed. Feb 16, Shelley Alongi rated it it was amazing. Most of the reviews of this book seem to acknowledge at least implicitly that the exclusion of these books from the Protestant canon wasn’t too big a deal, and that there isn’t some “hidden” treasures to be gained which apocryphq purposely kept from readers.

Just remember, it is a fundamental piece in lit Then there are Ecclesiasticus and the Book of Wisdom which the editor assures us goldspeed important documents in the history of religious thought I think there’s real truth to the idea that Wisdom as seen in Proverbs kind of gets bigger and stronger Undoubtedly interesting, with varied sources of interest, just like the canonical Protestant Bible.

Certainly some is inspired if not prophetic. A definite contribution to the Bible translations — a distinctive work of which Americans may be justly proud. I also read Bel and the Dragon which is an extension of the book of Daniel.