Recommended for their spiritual and historical value, the books of the Apocrypha help to fill in the 400-year gap between the Old and New Testaments. Protestants in particular should familiarize themselves with these writings, since they have influenced art, liturgy, and legend for centuries. 288 pages, softcover. Common English Bible.
The only translation of the Apocrypha in an easier-to-read, modern language.
The Common English Bible is not simply a revision or update of an existing translation. It is a bold new translation designed to meet the needs of Christians as they work to build a strong and meaningful relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The Common English Bible is committed to the whole church of Jesus Christ. To achieve this, the CEB represents the work of a diverse team with broad scholarship, including the work of over 115 scholars - men and women from 22 faith traditions in American, African, Asian, European, and Latino communities. As a result, the English translation of ancient words has an uncommon relevance for a broad audience of Bible readers - from children to scholars.
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