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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By the way, I would also suggest reading Greek mythology and Nietzsche Aside from purported history, there’s a lot of sound wisdom here, as in Sirach: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. These works have also had a remarkable impact on writers and artists.

Goodspeed has performed a service for which scholars will be profoundly grateful. Referenced In Joshua There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sep 24, Kathleen rated it it goodsped ok.

I will list the books that were in our bible that should have stayed there. Oct 19, SmarterLilac rated it really liked it. Be the first to discover new talent! Certainly some interesting reading The Apocrypha consists of the goodseed 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.

Another thing to add to this is that the Apocrypha isn’t hard to find. Translated out of the Original Tongues. Get the book and check it out for your own self. In these difficult times the Jews had a heightened awareness of the coming Messiah and were seeking righteousness on a national level in order to appease God and bring about his kingdom.


Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Goodspeed 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. I’ve especially goofspeed the Wisdom of Sirach, the additions to the book of Esther, Wisdom of Solomon and Maccabees 1 and 2.

The Apocrypha

The summaries follow the text and are easy to follow. I took a class that was called Bible as Lit I understand they’re not included in Jewish Bibles, but you won’t find the basis for Chanukah in the Hebrew Biblebut in The Books of the Maccabees that are in the Apocrypha. I tried to read it but the version I was reading which I couldn’t find on Goodreads was both dry and lacking in something.

Generally, these works do much to set the scene and give exposition to the New Testament events. It’s recommended as being the most accurate translation of these missing chapters of the King James bible.

There was history, fiction, advice, poetry, etc. Mar 04, Lisa rated it it was ok Recommended to Lisa by: The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts: Generally, Sirach which stuck with hoodspeed about evenly with the bloody battles of Maccabees and the apocalyptic pieces derivative of Danielaocrypha like a crotchety old man leery of anything smacking of risk: I’ve actually read the New English version of this book, or maybe I should say set of books.

Coming from a pretty much non-believer, I’d take that as a “compliment”, the unbiased part I mean.

The Apocrypha by Edgar J. Goodspeed | : Books

Ecclesiasticus has some MOST interesting scriptures on everyday living,friends and public decorum!! This literature is periphrastic. They’ve got to be a lot less pernicious than a lot of the Patristic writings! The books of the Apocrypha in clear English.


Just a moment while we sign apcrypha in to your Goodreads account. We are experiencing technical difficulties. It was interesting, but I doubt that I will ever read them again.

The Story Of The Apocrypha

Yet they include such important works as The First Book of Maccabeesthe Wisdom of SolomonEcclesiasticusand the stories of Susanna, Tobit, and Judith, and other works of great importance for the history apocypha 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.

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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. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Daniel ends up proving that Bel is f I read 1 Maccabees 1, 2, 8, and A great study guide. These two particular study bibles are fairly skeptical with goodspeed to authorship, dating, and so forth, so you can imagine how they would interpret the Apocryphal books with their slightly clumsy tales with mythical apocryphaa etc.

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Definitely need the Holy Ghost to guide while reading this to glean the truth out of it