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The Apocrypha, Christian, Hebrew Heritage, (PB060)

The Apocrypha - Translated by Edgar J Goodspeed

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Historical books found in the Greek version of the Septuagint.


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The Apocrypha - Translated by Edgar J Goodspeed

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. For this reason, they were called “Apocrypha,” the hidden or secret books, and while they formed part of the original King James version of 1611, they are no longer included in modern Bibles. Yet they include such important works as The First Book of Maccabees, the Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, and 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. These works have also had a remarkable impact on writers and artists. Beyond this, they are often as powerful as anything in the canonical Bible.

The translation into contemporary English is by Edgar J. Goodspeed

Contents

  • The First Book of Esdras
  • The Second Book of Esdras
  • The Book of Tobit
  • The Book of Judith
  • The Additions to the Book of Esther
  • The Wisdom of Solomon
  • Ecclesiasticus or The Wisdom of Sirach
  • The Book of Baruch
  • The Story of Susanna
  • The Song of the Three Children
  • The Story of Bel and The Dragon
  • The Prayer of Manasseh
  • The First Book of Maccabees
  • The Second Book of Maccabees

493 pages, paper softcover.

Publication Date:1959

Dimensions: 5 1/4 X 8 (inches)

Text Layout: Single Column

Text Size: 9-10 Point

Text Color: Black Letter

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