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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Apr 25, Lisa Harmonybites rated it liked it Shelves: I’ve read through the Apocrypha a few times, though not this particular version, even though I’ve referenced several version for different reasons.

Includes the Books of Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees. I purchased this book in while doing some biblical research.

The Apocrypha

My favorite book within the apocryphal text is The Wisdom of Sirach. There are some books that read sort of like clumsier versions of Job or Esther– one might call it the pious-folk-tale genre I like Tobit best of these.

I would like to goodspwed this someday and actually study more on books not included in the Bible. I’ve actually read the New English version of this book, or maybe I should say set of books.

Oct 19, SmarterLilac rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Apocrypha by Edgar J. Goodspeed

godspeed Coming from a pretty much non-believer, I’d take that as a “compliment”, the unbiased part I mean. Aside from purported history, there’s a lot of sound wisdom here, as in S This is a very readable, modern-feeling translation of the Apocrypha even today. On that regard I found a fascinating and very useful review of this book on Amazon that gives a lot of the context of this translation of the book you can’t find within it.


These works gokdspeed also had a remarkable impact on writers and artists. It reads much like the Book of Proverbs. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Michel rated it liked it Sep 09, He brought… More about Edgar J.

My copy is subtitled “An American Translation” and reads as colloquial and flowing rather than some attempt to be archaic. Nov 27, Virgowriter Brad Windhauser added it. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. If you pursue, you will not overtake, and by apocrypua you will not escape.

Please try again later. I didn’t feel a lot of the other books added much to the standard Bible, though. I also read Bel and the Dragon which is an extension of the book of Daniel. Apocrypha by Edgar J. Write a customer review.

The wisdom literature, however, is a must-read, but you will find obvious denigration of women in some of it, where the writer talks about dealing with a temperamental and emotional child, and then with a supposedly wayward teenager, and attributing this to her gender.

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I think I love this more than any other parts of the Bible I’ve read. I enjoyed the Book of Wisdom. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


It’s funny, I was raised a Catholic, but these stories weren’t really familiar to me before reading this.

Certainly some interesting reading Jan 03, Jill added it Shelves: In all there are thirteen books.

I read about all of this that I could stand for the present. They are mostly charming and mentally useful stories, and while it’s granted that these books don’t seem to fit so well with the Protestant Bible, I don’t see any reason to hate and fear them.

It was interesting, but I doubt that I will ever read them again.

Return to Book Page. The New Oxford Annotated Apocrypha: I do not think that I am in the right frame of mind to admire any of the beauty that may apocry;ha hidden here.

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I really enjoyed some of the stories in apocrtpha. It’s recommended as being the most accurate translation of these missing chapters of the King James bible. Beyond this, they are often as powerful as anything in the canonical Bible. Daniel ends up proving that Bel is f I read 1 Maccabees 1, 2, 8, and Please try again later.