Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. 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 Apocrypha have long been almost forgotten by the Christian public, although their claim to a place in the Greek, Latin, and English Bibles can hardly be.

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Kind of like complicated literature, I think. From the intro, the guy seems to be a relatively unbiased “believer”. The translation into contemporary English is by Edgar J.

The Apocrypha: Edgar J. Goodspeed, Moses Hadas: : Books

English Choose a language for shopping. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This particular version is highly readable, obviously translated with great care.

Vintage; Reissue edition October 23, Language: He fells a suitable tree, neatly strips off the bark all over and then with admirable skill works the wood into an object useful in daily life.

Dec 23, Samantha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Explore the Home Gift Guide. Really interesting, glodspeed for those who have not grown up in a Catholic background, thus reading this for the first time.

On that regard I found a fascinating and very useful review of this goovspeed on Amazon that gives a lot of the context of this translation of the book you can’t find within it. Maybe because American culture is of a Protestant stamp and they disfavor them. Jun 10, Mike added it. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Such religions seems to have co-opted much that could be considered idolatry, so it has a tinge of hypocrisy to me to see the apocryppha a work that includes such observations: By the way, I would also suggest reading Greek mythology and Nietzsche I feel that a person can read it with a grain of salt and take something valuable away with them.


It’s good goospeed have a copy for reference and reading.

The Apocrypha

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I really enjoyed some of the stories in here. Jan 03, Jill added it Shelves: Set up a giveaway. Favorites of mine included two subsections of Daniel – toodspeed and the Dragon” and “Susannah and the Elders,” and the book of Judith, which is rather reminiscent of the story of Jael and Sisera an OT favorite of mine.

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These are the books that were in the Greek version of goodspedd Jewish Bible but not included in Protestant Bibles. Sep 23, Don Gubler rated it liked it.

The Story Of The Apocrypha

Beyond this, they are often as powerful as anything in the canonical Bible. Jan 21, J.


I read them out of curiosity. Yet they include such important works as The First Book of Maccabeesthe Wisdom of SolomonGoospeedand 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. There are lots of them out there. It’s kind of like the bible you can always reread it.

I actually enjoyed many of the foodspeed more than some of the canonical biblical books. Feb 16, Shelley Alongi rated it it was amazing. Cannon or not, I appreciated some of the historical gaps filled in for me by the apocryphs of the Apocrypha and the added narrative to some of my favorite stories.

Jan 11, Judith Chelekis rated it liked it. So far, not bad, reminds me I’ve got to put the Koran on the to read shelf, but I know myself and it’s going to be quite some time. A definite contribution to the Bible translations — a distinctive work of which Americans may be justly proud.