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The Apocrypha


General

Title: The Apocrypha Subtitle:
Author: Apocrypha Cover: Hardcover
Pages: 159 Language: English

Publishing

Publisher: Cambridge University Press Edition:
Written: Published: 1983
ISBN#: 0-521-50674-3 Translator / Editor:

Personal

ID: 998 Category: Pseudepigraphica
Keyword: Acquired: 2003-12
From: Signed:
To / From: Location: E4
Date Created: 2010-05-04 Date Modified: 2010-05-04
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Comments

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.