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An introduction to the Apocrypha

Author: Bruce M Metzger
Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, 1957.
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An examination of the books of the Apocrypha, their history and their significance, based on the revised standard version of the Apocrypha.
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Metzger, Bruce Manning.
Introduction to the Apocrypha.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1957
(OCoLC)621294600
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce M Metzger
OCLC Number: 361082
Description: 274 pages 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : The meaning and use of the term 'Apocrypha' --
The growth of the Hebrew canon --
I. The first book of Esdras --
II. The second book of Esdras --
III. Tobit --
IV. Judith --
V. The additions to the book of Esther --
VI. The wisdom of Solomon --
VII. Ecclesiasticus, or the wisdom of Jesus the son of Sirach --
VIII. Baruch --
IX. The letter of Jeremiah --
X. The prayer of Azariah and song of the three young men --
XI. Susanna --
XII. Bel and dragon --
XIII. The prayer of Manasseh --
XIV. The first book of the Maccabees --
XV. The second book of the Maccabees --
XVI. The Apocrypha and the New Testament --
Literary form and doctrinal development --
New Testament parallels and allusions to the Apocrypha --
The significance of parallels and allusions --
XVII. A brief history of the Apocrypha in the Christian church --
The Apocrypha in the early church, down to the Reformation --
The Apocrypha and the Protestant Reformation --
Controversies over the use of the Apocrypha --
XVIII. The pervasive influence of the Apocrypha --
English literature --
Music --
Art --
Miscellaneous.
Responsibility: Bruce M. Metzger.

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An examination of the books of the Apocrypha, their history and their significance, based on the revised standard version of the Apocrypha.

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