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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 discusses the books of the Apocrypha. These books derive immediately from Greek texts. However, while in some cases Greek is the original language, in some a translation from another language is either known or suspected to have occurred. These books include 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, Wisdom, Sirach, Additions to Esther, Judith, and Tobit.

Keywords: Greek texts; books; Apocrypha

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Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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