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ISBN13: 9780679724520
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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.

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KIER8, August 25, 2008 (view all comments by KIER8)
University of Chicago's New Testament scholar Edgar J. Goodspeed produced a fine edition of "The Aprocypha: An American Translation" in contempory English. Those ancient books that the sages of the Great Assembly determined to be divinely inspired were included in the Hebrew Bible. Those that were excluded {Apocrypha] were included in the Greek translation of the Bible [Septuagent] and the original King James Version. Dr. Goodspeed has provided us with an opportunity to learn from religious literature that pre-dates the New Testament. There is something for everyone in this book: history [First Book of Maccabees], wisdom [Wisdom of Solomon and Ecclesiasticus - a book often quoted in the Talmud], and short stories {Susanna, Tobit, and Judith].
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679724520
Translator:
Goodspeed, Edgar J.
Introduction:
Hadas, Moses
Translator:
Goodspeed, Edgar J.
Introduction by:
Hadas, Moses
Introduction:
Hadas, Moses
Author:
Goodspeed, Edgar Johnson
Author:
Goodspeed, Edgar J.
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Bible - General
Subject:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Versions, english
Subject:
Bible - Apocrypha
Subject:
O. t. apocryphal books
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Apocrypha
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Bible Study Guides
Subject:
Christianity-Bible Studies-General
Subject:
Christianity-Apocrypha
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19891031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English.
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.32x5.24x.88 in. .92 lbs.

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