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Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Text Color: Black Letter
|Text Size: 9 Point|
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: No
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White
Apocrypha: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]Edited by Sever VoicuIVP Academic / 2010 / Hardcover$26.99 Retail:
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The Apocrypha ("hidden things") is that collection of books included in the Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Bible, or in the Latin Vulgate translation. While these books are not part of the Hebrew text that forms the canon for Judaism and Protestant Christianity, they are regarded as canonical by several Christian traditions. Additionally, scholars have pronounced the Apocrypha to be of great value in understanding the times between the Old and New Testaments and the place of Judaism in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
The deuterocanonical books consist of such genres as wisdom literature, historical stories, histories, devotional writings, letters, and even apocalyptic material. Included are 1 Esdras; 1 & 2 Maccabees; Tobit; Judith; Esther (Greek); Song of the Three Young Men; Susanna; Bel and the Dragon; Wisdom of Solomon; Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus); Baruch; Letter of Jeremiah; Prayer of Manasseh; and 2 Esdras.
The Apocrypha is used by the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, and Roman Catholic traditions.
Featuring readable 9-point type, this affordable slim volume is a convenient supplement to Bibles that don't include the apocryphal texts; and is ideal for classroom use or personal study. It also includes an essay from John R. Kohlenberger III on the importance of the Apocrypha.
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• Affordable reference edition for students
• Includes introduction to the Apocrypha
• Readable, 9-point type
Evangelist Rick5 Stars Out Of 5excellentMarch 24, 2015Evangelist RickQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5this is an excellent book for the most serious bible student, a must have,
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