Discover the "hidden" texts of the Old Testament Apocrypha and expand your knowledge of the world of the Bible. Many people are unfamiliar with the books of the Apocrypha but are now beginning to appreciate the influence these secondary writings have had in art, literature, and theology. Those already familiar with the Apocrypha may want this single slim volume to supplement a Bible that does not contain them.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 157 Vendor: Baker Publication Date: 1990
Dimensions: 5 1/4 X 7 3/4 (inches) ISBN: 0521506743 ISBN-13: 9780521506748 Availability: In Stock
The KJV Apocrypha in a single volume. The Apocrypha ('hidden things') are contemporaneous with the Old Testament, but were not officially accepted as part of the Bible when the Hebrew 'canon' was set. They did, however, form part of the Greek Scriptures and came into English Bibles by that route. The writings of the Apocrypha run the whole gamut of literary genres: histories, romances, devotional works, proverbs and sermons. Many complement parts of the Old Testament and readers will recognise some familiar Biblical characters in the narratives, such as Daniel and Esther.