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The Apocrypha

Philip Davies

in The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780198601180
Published online April 2009 |
 The Apocrypha

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the definition and history of the Apocrypha, which means ‘[books] hidden away” and is the name given to those books found in the Old Testament of ancient Greek (Christian) Bibles but not in the Hebrew scriptures of Judaism. It then describes the books of the Apocrypha.

Keywords: Old Testament; scripture; Bible; Christianity; Judaism

Chapter.  4516 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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