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The Apocrypha

an American translation

Vintage Books ed.
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This edition was published in by Vintage Books in New York.

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493 pages

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 Bible we possess -- but that were not included in the final, canonical version of the Hebrew Bible. For this reason, they were called "Apocrypha," the hidden or secret books, and while they formed part of the original King James version of 1611, they are no longer included in modern Bibles. Yet they include such important works as The First Book of Maccabees, the Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, and 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. These works have also had a remarkable impact on writers and artists. Beyond this, they are often as powerful as anything in the canonical Bible. The translation into contemporary English is by Edgar J. Goodspeed. - Back cover.

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an American translation

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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 Bible we possess -- but that were not included in the final, canonical version of the Hebrew Bible. For this reason, they were called "Apocrypha," the hidden or secret books, and while they formed part of the original King James version of 1611, they are no longer included in modern Bibles. Yet they include such important works as The First Book of Maccabees, the Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, and 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. These works have also had a remarkable impact on writers and artists. Beyond this, they are often as powerful as anything in the canonical Bible. The translation into contemporary English is by Edgar J. Goodspeed. - Back cover.

The Apocrypha

an American translation

Vintage Books ed.

This edition was published in by Vintage Books in New York.


Table of Contents

The first book of Esdras
The second book of Esdras
The book of Tobit
The book of Judith
The additions to the book of Esther
The wisdom of Solomon
Ecclesiasticus, or The wisdom of Sirach
The book of Baruch
The story of Susanna
The song of the three children
The story of Bel and the dragon
The prayer of Manasseh
The first book of Maccabees
The second book of Maccabees

Edition Notes

Reprint. Originally published: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, c1938.
"Copyright 1938 by Edgar J. Goodspeed. Copyright 1959 by Random House, Inc. Vintage Books edition, September 1989." - Title page verso.

Copyright Date
1959

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
229/.05209
Library of Congress
BS1692 1989, BS1692 1989

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xxiv, 493 p.
Number of pages
493
Dimensions
21 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2216799M
Internet Archive
apocryphaamerica00good
ISBN 10
0679724524
ISBN 13
9780679724520
LC Control Number
89040158
Library Thing
109487
Goodreads
159705

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