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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Bible. -- O.T. -- Apocrypha -- Introductions

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [265]-268.

The Physical Object
Paginationix, 274 p. ;
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21034376M

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Written in accessible language with helpful references to modern reuses of Christian apocrypha such as Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code, this book delivers what its title promises -- a state-of-the-art introduction to some of Christianity's most delightful, surprising, and even shocking works of ancient literature, which a wide audience of Pages: The Book of Enoch 3 Introduction I have based this book on Michael A. Knibb's scholarly translation of the Ethiopian manuscripts, (The Ethiopic Book of Enoch, Oxford University Press), which I believe to be the best translation currently available. I first heard about the Book of Enoch a few years ago, while I was. The Old Testament Apocrypha: An Introduction by Kaiser, Otto and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Summary: An introduction to the books of the Apocrypha, covering matters of content, authorship, date, setting, textual transmission, and theological themes and influence in both second temple and post-second temple Judaism and early Christianity/5.

OCLC Number: Description: pages 22 cm: Contents: Introduction: The meaning and use of the term 'Apocrypha' --The growth of the Hebrew canon first book of Esdras second book of Esdras additions to the book of Esther wisdom of Solomon iasticus, or the wisdom of Jesus the son of Sirach --VIII. This book is in no sense a new edition of The Books of the Apocrypha: their Origin, Teaching and Contents (). It is from beginning to end a new and wholly independent work. Since the earlier volume appeared, twenty-one years ago, much new literature on the Apocrypha generally, and on its individual books, has been published. Reviews "Professor Metzger's Introduction to the Apocrypha is a classic. The style of the author makes the book not only highly informative but also eminently readable. Students of the Bible will find in this book a truly enjoyable introduction to an important body of religious literature which had an amazing impact upon culture."--Gunther Wagner, University of New Mexico. E-BOOK EXCERPT. This comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the Old Testament apocryphal books summarizes their context, message, and significance. The first edition has been very well reviewed and widely adopted. It is the most substantial introduction to the Apocrypha available and has become a standard authority on the topic.