An Introduction to the Apocrypha

An Introduction to the Apocrypha

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Veteran guide Bruce Metzger provides a succinct, readable yet thorough introduction to those books included in the Roman Catholic canon but deemed heretical by Protestants.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 136.1 x 203.7 x 13.2mm | 195.05g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195023404
  • 9780195023404
  • 1,644,864

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"Professor Metzger's Introduction to the Apocrypha is a classic. The style of the author makes the book not only highly informative but also eminently readable. Students of the Bible will find in this book a truly enjoyable introduction to an important body of religious literature which had an amazing impact upon culture."--Gunther Wagner, University of New Mexico"For several decades this has been a classic text for the study of Jewish literature between the Old and New Testament periods. It still stands as a classic and vital text for the study of this literature."--Donald D. Williford, Hardin Simmons University"An excellent piece of work...by a sound Biblical and historical scholar."--Luther A. Weigle"An excellent summary of the literature and a good guide to the passages demanding closer scrutiny. [It] also reveals the pervasive influence of the Apocrypha in art, religion, and literature."--James B. Shelton, Oral Roberts Universityshow more

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