Introducing the Apocrypha: Message, Context and Significance (Second Edition)
: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...
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: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. The second edition has been substantially revised and updated throughout to reflect the latest scholarship. The book includes a foreword by James H. Charlesworth.
David A. deSilva (PhD., Emory University) is Distinguished' Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. He is the author of numerous books including 4 Maccabees (Septuagint Commentary Series); the forthcoming 1 Peter (Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Series), II Corinthians (New Covenant Commentary), Galatians (New International Commentary on the New Testament), Jude (Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament), Revelation (Socio-Rhetorical Commentaries), An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation; Introducing the Apocrypha: Context, Message and Significance; New Testament Themes; Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews; Honour, Patronage, Kinship and Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture, and The Hope of Glory: Honour Discourse and New Testament Interpretation. He holds ordination in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.
James H. Charlesworth is the George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature and director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Project at Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey. He also directs the Syrus Sinaiticus Project at St. Catherines Monastery in Sinai. Charlesworth is a world-renowned translator, particularly of pseudepigraphical material, and the author of Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls; The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls; The Serpent: A Symbol of Life or Death? and The Historical Jesus.
- :<b>contents<br></b>foreword By James H. Charlesworth<br>preface To The Second Edition<br>preface To The First Edition<br>1. Introduction: The Value Of The Apocrypha<br>2. Historical Context: &quot;the Yoke Of The Gentiles&quot;<br>3. Tobit: &quot;better Is Almsgiving With Justice&quot;<br>4. Judith: &quot;hear Me Also, A Widow&quot;<br>5. Greek Esther: &quot;the Aid Of The All-seeing God And Savior&quot;<br>6. Wisdom Of Solomon: &quot;the Righteous Live Forever&quot;<br>7. Wisdom Of Ben Sira: &quot;in All Wisdom There Is The Doing Of Torah&quot;<br>8. Baruch: &quot;return With Tenfold Zeal To Seek God&quot;<br>9. Letter Of Jeremiah: &quot;they Are Not Gods, So Do Not Fear Them&quot;<br>10. Additions To Daniel: &quot;let Them Know That You Alone Are God&quot;<br>11. 1 Maccabees: &quot;the Family Through Which Deliverance Was Given&quot;<br>12. 2 Maccabees: &quot;there Is Some Power Of God About The Place&quot;<br>13. 1 Esdras: &quot;leave To Us A Root And A Name&quot;<br>14. Prayer Of Manasseh: &quot;the God Of Those Who Repent&quot;<br>15. Psalm 151: &quot;he Made Me Shepherd Of His Flock&quot;<br>16. 3 Maccabees: &quot;blessed Be The Deliverer Of Israel!&quot;<br>17. 2 Esdras: &quot;the Mighty One Has Not Forgotten&quot;<br>18. 4 Maccabees: &quot;noble Is The Contest&quot;<br>indexes