Book of Baruch

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A Book of the Apocrypha to which is attached the ‘Epistle of Jeremy’ (q.v.), the two forming, with Lamentations, appendices to the Book of Jeremiah. It consists of an introduction professing to be by Baruch, Jeremiah's secretary, a liturgical confession, a sermon, and a set of canticles. It is generally dated in post-Maccabean times, possibly after ad 70.

Subjects: Biblical Studies.

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