Introducing the Apocrypha Message, Context, and Significance

ISBN-10: 0801031036

ISBN-13: 9780801031038

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In this accessible book, David deSilva introduces the Old Testament Apocryphal books and summarizes their context, message, and significance. Now in paperback."DeSilva does a fine job of placing the Apocrypha within the historical context of the Jewish world in which early Christianity was forged."--Publishers Weekly
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List price: $34.00
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 11/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Introduction : the value of the Apocrypha
Historical context : the yoke of the Gentiles
Tobit : better is almsgiving with justice
Judith : hear me also, a widow
Additions to Esther : the aid of the all-seeing God and savior
Wisdom of Solomon : the righteous live forever
Wisdom of Ben Sira : in all wisdom there is the doing of Torah
Baruch : return with tenfold zeal to seek God
Letter of Jeremiah : they are not gods, so do not fear them
Additions to Daniel : let them know that you alone are God
1 Maccabees : the family through which deliverance was given
2 Maccabees : there is some power of God about the place
1 Esdras : leave to us a root and a name
Prayer of Manasseh : the God of those who repent
Psalm 151 : he made me shepherd of his flock
3 Maccabees : blessed be the deliverer of Israel
2 Esdras : the mighty one has not forgotten
4 Maccabees : noble is the contest
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