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 Books of Enoch: Definitely need the Holy Ghost to guide while reading this to glean the truth out of it 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 gooodspeed there isn’t some “hidden” treasures to be gained which was purposely kept from readers.

The Story Of The Apocrypha

The books of the Apocrypha in clear English. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Truly worth having this book. I was glad to read about the origins of Hannukah. Wanting to be well-read and see things from diverse perspectives, I made this a part of my daily devotional reading.


Found it to be very good read. The puritans for once got something right.

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Lastly, there are the Maccabees books, which apocrtpha strike the reader as being fraught with what Gibbon would call Philosophical History– petty kings and their squabbles all over the place. He brought… More about Edgar J. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I’ve found things in it already that aren’t in my big Companion bible with the side notes done by E.

The Books of Enoch, Jubilees, and Jasher. But the Puritans discredited it and byit was no longer considered a part of the Bible. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I’ve actually read the New English version of apocryphx book, or maybe I should say set of books.

Apocrypha by Edgar J. Goodspeed

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I would like to revisit this someday and actually study more on books not included in the Bible. 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.

My understanding is that Biblical scholars believed that these books glodspeed the way they were written should not be in the Bible. Get the book and check it out for your own self.


See what I goodspede to say about The Apocrypha at www. Books by Edgar J. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Yet the crotchety Sirach knows about staying up late when a daughter is out: Aug 12, Dorian Driscoll rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s good to have a copy for reference and reading. That is, ordinary people like the Pharisees were seeking righteousness on a personal level in order to save the nation as a whole Bel and the Dragon paints a symbolic picture of what that messiahship looks like for the Jewish audience – Daniel represents the Messiah who makes a fool of the reigning sovereign.

By the way, I would also suggest reading Greek mythology and Nietzsche Oct 21, Robby Rami rated it really liked it.

It’s kind of like the bible you can always reread it. This is a very readable, modern-feeling translation of the Apocrypha even today. See and discover other items: Also from Chapter 9, Sirach warns about hookers and the bad parts of town!

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