The Apocrypha

Including Books from the Ethiopic Bible
Author: Joseph B. Lumpkin
Publisher: Fifth Estate
ISBN: 9781936533633
Category: Religion
Page: 738
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The number of books in the Bible depends on which Bible is being referenced. Protestant and Catholic churches recognize 27 New Testament books. Protestants recognize 39 books of the Jewish canon in the Old Testament. Roman Catholics hold 46 books of the Old Testament as canon, along with expanded versions of Esther and Daniel. In addition to the 73 books of the Catholic Bible, the Orthodox Church adds three more books to their canon. By far, the largest canon of all is found in the Ethiopic Church, whose Bible totals 81 books. This Apocryphal volume contains the books of the Catholic, Orthodox, and Ethiopic Bibles, which include: 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, 3 Maccabees, 4 Maccabees, Letter (Epistle) of Jeremiah, The Prayer of Azariah, Baruch, Prayer of Manasseh (Manassas), Bel and the Dragon, Wisdom of Sirach, Wisdom of Solomon, Additions to Esther, Tobit, Judith, Susanna, Psalm 151, Enoch, Jubilees, 1 Clements, Shepherd of Hermas.

The Encyclopedia of Lost and Rejected Scriptures

The Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha
Author: Joseph B. Lumpkin
Publisher: Fifth Estate
ISBN: 9781936533558
Category: Religion
Page: 826
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The Encyclopedia of Lost and Rejected Scriptures: The Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha - Section One - Lost Scriptures of the Old Testament - First Book of Adam and Eve, Second Book of Adam and Eve, First Book of Enoch, Second Book of Enoch (Secrets of Enoch), Third Book of Enoch (Hebrew Enoch), Jubilees, Jasher - Section Two - Apocalyptic Writings and the End of Days - Apocalypse of Abraham, Apocalypse of Thomas, 2 Baruch, War Scroll (Sons of Dark vs. Sons of Light) - Section Three - Lost Scriptures of the New Testament - Gospel of Philip, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Apocryphon of John, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas, Acts Chapter 29 - - Section Four - The Life and Times of Jesus - Infancy Gospel of James, Infancy Gospel of Thomas, Life of Joseph The Carpenter, Letters of Pilate, Life of Saint Issaa - Section Five - The Apocrypha - 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, 3 Maccabees, 4 Maccabees, Letter (Epistle) of Jeremiah, The Prayer of Azariah, 1 Baruch, Prayer of Manasseh (Manassas), Bel and the Dragon, Wisdom of Sirach, Wisdom of Solomon, Additions to Esther, Tobit, Judith, Susanna, Psalm 151, 1 Clements, Shepherd of Hermas, The Didache

The Bible in Ethiopia

The Book of Acts
Author: Curt Niccum
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610977351
Category: Religion
Page: 366
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The Ethiopic version provides a window into the state of the Greek Bible as it circulated in East Africa at the end of the fourth century. It is, therefore, an extremely important witness to the Bible's early transmission history, yet its testimony has typically been ignored or misunderstood by text critics. This study examines the history of the book of Acts in Ethiopia and reconstructs its earliest attainable text, which then is assessed using the latest text-critical methods. It therefore provides a solid base for interpreting the data of this key witness and lays the groundwork for future text-critical work in Ethiopic and other early versions.

Lost Books of the Bible: The Rejected Texts, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha


Author: Dr. Edward Hammond
Publisher: Premier House Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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This huge book of eighteen of the Lost Books of the Bible contains the following, NONE of which are Public Domain translations (beware of imitations): The First Book of Adam and Eve; The Second Book of Adam and Eve; The Slavonic Life of Adam and Eve; The First Book of Enoch; The Book of Jubilees; The Book of Jasher; The Story of Ahikar; The Apocalypse of Abraham; The Apocalypse of Thomas; 4 Ezra; 2 Baruch; The War Scroll: The Sons of Dark Against the Sons of Light; The Gospel of Philip; The Gospel of Mary Magdalene; The Apocryphon of John (The Secret Book of John); The Gospel of Thomas; The Gospel of Judas; Acts 29. The massive 684 page book does not attempt to explain why the books were not included in the Bible. To attempt to do so would not only be cursory given the lack of space, but more importantly, would be most unfair to readers as this is matter for specialist academics, and they have written books on the subject. Note: Translators use the symbols [...] to signify a missing word in an ancient text. In this book there are symbols such as this to designate missing words of ancient texts.

The Universal Bible of the Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Ethiopic, Syriac, and Samaritan Church


Author: Joseph Lumpkin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781936533534
Category: Bibles
Page: 782
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OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS- 1. Genesis - 2. Exodus - 3. Leviticus - 4. Numbers - 5. Deuteronomy - 6. Joshua - 7. Judges - 8. Ruth - 9. 1 Samuel - 10. 2 Samuel - 11. 1 Kings - 12. 2 Kings - 13. 1 Chronicles - 14. 2 Chronicles - 15. Ezra - 16. Nehemiah - 17. Esther - 18. Job - 19. Psalms and 151, 151.1 - 20. Proverbs - 21. Ecclesiastes - 22. Song of Songs- 23. Isaiah - 24. Jeremiah - 25. Lamentations - 26. Ezekiel - 27. Daniel - 28. Hosea - 29. Joel - 30. Amos - 31. Obadiah - 32. Jonah - 33. Micah - 34. Nahum - 35. Habakkuk - 36. Zephaniah - 37. Haggai - 38. Zechariah - 40. Malachi - NEW TESTAMENT- 1. Matthew - 2. Mark - 3. Luke - 4. John - 5. Acts - Including Chapter 29 - 6. Romans - 7. I Corinthians - 8. II Corinthians - 9. Galatians - 10. Ephesians - 11. Philippians - 12. Colossians - 13. I Thessalonians - 14. II Thessalonians - 15. I Timothy - 16. II Timothy - 17. Titus - 18. Philemon - 19. Hebrews - 20. James - 21. I Peter - 22. II Peter - 23. I John - 24. II John - 25. III John - 26. Jude - 27. Revelation - Additional Books of the NEW TESTAMENT- Epistle to the Laodiceans - Acts of Paul and Thecla - III Corinthians - APOCRYPHA - 1. 1 Esdras - 2. 2 Esdras - 3. 1 Maccabees - 4. 2 Maccabees - 5. 3 Maccabees - 6. 4 Maccabees - 7. Letter (Epistle) of Jeremiah - 8. The Prayer of Azariah - Song of the Three Children - 9. Baruch - 10. Prayer of Manasseh (Manassas) - 11. Bel and the Dragon - 12. Wisdom of Sirach - 13. Wisdom of Solomon - 14. Additions to Esther - 15. Tobit - 16. Judith - 17. Susanna - 18. Enoch - 19. Jubilees - 20. 1 Clement - 21. The Ascension of Isaiah - 22. Shepherd of Hermas - 23. The Didache - 24. Apocalypse of Baruch - 25. Josephus' Jewish War VI - 26. 4 Baruch -

Translating the Bible

The Ethiopic Version of the Old Testament
Author: Michael Anthony Knibb
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780197261941
Category: Religion
Page: 145
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This book takes a look at the Ethiopian translation of the Old Testament, which is of fundamental importance both in terms of the influence it has had on Ethiopian life and culture, as well as being one of the 'daughter versions' of the Greek Old Testament.

The Other Bible


Author: Willis Barnstone
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060815981
Category: Religion
Page: 800
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A new edition of our classic, The Other Bible, including a new index, new cover, and a new introduction from the author to bring The Other Bible up to date. The Other Bible gathers in one comprehensive volume ancient, esoteric holy texts from Judeo–Christian tradition that were excluded from the official canon of the Old and New Testaments, including the Gnostic Gospels, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Kabbalah, and several more. The Other Bible provides a rare opportunity to discover the poetic and narrative riches of this long–suppressed literature and experience firsthand its visionary discourses on the nature of God, humanity, the spiritual life, the world around us, and infinite worlds beyond this one. This new edition will include a full index and a new introduction from editor Willis Barnstone. o The interest in Gnostic texts begun with The Da Vinci Code has spread to include many of the other "suppressed" early texts of Judaism and Christianity, and this book contains many of them in one volume.

An Ethiopian Reading of the Bible

Biblical Interpretation of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church
Author: Keon-Sang An
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498220703
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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This book explores the biblical interpretation of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC). In doing so, it illuminates the interpretation of the Bible in a particular historical and cultural context and presents a compelling example of the contextual nature of biblical interpretation. Those who visit Ethiopia experience its unique spirituality, which is significantly informed by the presence of the EOTC. The EOTC has existed from earliest years of the Christian church. It has also developed and maintained its own ecclesiastic tradition in the Ethiopian context and has its own distinctive way of reading the Bible. It is noteworthy, particularly in the African context, that it has its own commentaries on the Scriptures, which continue to serve as a vital tradition in the EOTC's interpretation of the Bible. This is evident in the contemporary hermeneutics and sermons of EOTC preachers. In its comprehensive consideration of the EOTC's past and present, this book examines the interplay between tradition and context in biblical interpretation and contributes to current biblical scholarship.

The Apocrypha

The Complete Deuterocanonical Texts of the King James Bible
Author: Various
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781497522992
Category: Religion
Page: 294
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"Apocrypha ... books which are not regarded as equal to the holy Scriptures, and yet are profitable and good to read." - Martin Luther. The word "apocryphal" was first applied to writings which were kept secret because they were the vehicles of esoteric knowledge considered too profound or too sacred to be disclosed to anyone other than the initiated. All King James Bibles published before 1666 included the Apocrypha. Many reprintings of older versions of the Bible now omit the apocrypha and many newer translations and revisions have never included them at all. This is the complete Christian Apocrypha as it appeared in pre-1666 KJ Bibles: 1 Esdras 2 Esdras Additions to Esther 1 Macabees 2 Macabees Tobias Judith Wisdom Sirach Baruch Epistle of Jeremiah Susanna Prayer of Azariah Prayer of Manasseh Bel and the Dragon Laodiceans

The Lost Books of the Bible


Author: William Hone
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122247
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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Excised from the standard bible by various church councils, these "lost" texts help to give depth to the historical characters of Jesus, Mary, the apostles, and other figures of the New Testament.

Enoch, Jubilees, Jasher

Banned from the Bible
Author: Joseph Lumpkin
Publisher: Fifth Estate Publishing
ISBN: 9781936533442
Category:
Page: 354
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Three of the most popular and sought after apocryphal books are now presented in a single volume. - The Book of Enoch is quoted by Jude, cited by Peter, and read by the apostles, Enoch (1 Enoch) informs our ideas of angels and demons. The book describes the fall of a group of angels called, the Watchers, who took the daughters of men as wives and fathered the Nephilim (Genesis 6: 1-2). Enoch goes on to record amazing visions of heaven and the workings thereof. Enoch is an ancient Jewish religious work, traditionally ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. It is regarded as canonical by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. - The Book of Jubilees, also known as The Little Genesis and The Apocalypse of Moses, opens with an extraordinary claim of authorship. It is attributed to the very hand of Moses; penned while he was on Mount Sinai, as an angel of God dictated to him regarding those events that transpired from the beginning of the world. The story is written from the viewpoint of the angel. The angelic monolog takes place after the exodus of the children of Israel out of Egypt. The setting is atop Mount Sinai, where Moses was summoned by God. The text then unfolds as the angel reveals heaven's viewpoint of history. We are lead through the creation of man, Adam's fall from grace, the union of fallen angels and earthly women, the birth of demonic offspring, the cleansing of the earth by flood, and the astonishing claim that man's very nature was somehow changed, bringing about a man with less sinful qualities than his antediluvian counterpart. The story goes on to fill in many details in Israel's history, ending at the point in time when the dictation began on the mount. - The Book of Jasher reveals a large quantity of additional information about the period between divine creation and the time of Joshua's leadership over Israel when the Israelites enter into the land of Canaan. The Book of Jasher includes details about the antediluvian patriarchs, angels, watchers, the flood, the tower of Babel, and many other events mentioned in the Bible. The tales are expanded and infused with detail not previously available. This means we receive insight into the lives of Abraham, Noah, Enoch, Joseph, and many other biblical figures. We come to understand how they became great and why they acted as they did. We are also given hitherto unknown knowledge of historical events. We are shown how God's hand shaped history through his love and anger. We see how his disappointment with men and angels ended in earth's near total destruction.

The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden


Author: Rutherford Hayes Platt,Anonymous,J. Alden Brett,Plume
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 9780452009448
Category: Religion
Page: 640
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Suppressed by the early Church Fathers who compiled the Bible, these Apocryphal Books have for centuries been shrouded in silence. Now, for the first time in a paperbound book, the reader can discover the hidden beauties of the Lost Books. To be found in this volume are the Apostles' Creed, the Psalms and Odes of Solomon, and other Apocryphal writings that have become part of our religious heritage. The story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife, of Adam and Eve, of the girlhood and betrothal of Mary, of the childhood of Jesus, are here in all the warmth, intimacy, and humanity of their first telling.

The Books of Enoch

Complete Edition: Including (1) the Ethiopian Book of Enoch, (2) the Slavonic Secrets and (3) the Hebrew Book of Enoch
Author: N.A
Publisher: Iap - Information Age Pub. Incorporated
ISBN: 9781609423353
Category: Religion
Page: 258
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2nd Book of Enoch, the Slavonic Enoch, or 2 Enoch, which is another apocryphal book, found complete only in Old Slavonic manuscripts, and it was once present in the Old Slavonic Bible. It's usually dated to the first century CE although Matthew Black in The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible state that there is no manuscript "earlier than the fourteenth century BE". ~ Amazon.

KJV Apocrypha Text Edition KJ530:A


Author: N.A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521506748
Category: Bibles
Page: 159
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The KJV Apocrypha in a single volume. The Apocrypha ('hidden things') are contemporaneous with the Old Testament, but were not officially accepted as part of the Bible when the Hebrew 'canon' was set. They did, however, form part of the Greek Scriptures and came into English Bibles by that route. The writings of the Apocrypha run the whole gamut of literary genres: histories, romances, devotional works, proverbs and sermons. Many complement parts of the Old Testament and readers will recognise some familiar Biblical characters in the narratives, such as Daniel and Esther.

The Apocryphal Old Testament


Author: Hedley Frederick Davis Sparks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198261773
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 990
View: 1991

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This collection of translations of the more important non-canonical Old Testament books. It is both accessible and completely up to date with modern scholarship. Edited with introductions and brief bibliographies, it is suitable for general readers as well as for students.

God Is Disappointed in You


Author: Mark Russell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781603090988
Category: Humor
Page: 223
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A humorous and concise take on the Old and New Testaments strips the Bible of its arcane language and condenses each book into its core elements.

The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts

Volume One the Apocrypha Includes the Books of Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees
Author: N.A
Publisher: Defender Pub Llc
ISBN: 9780983621690
Category: Religion
Page: 584
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The Bible, as we hold it today, is esteemed by many religious institutions and especially Conservative Christians to be the inspired, inerrant Word of God. This doctrinal position affirms that the Bible is unlike all other books or collections of works in that it is free of error due to having been “given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim. 3:16, 17). While no other text can claim this same unique authority, Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal literature such as contained in this volume of The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts (Volume One—The Apocrypha: Includes the Books of Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees), provides literature that often precedes or follows the chronology of biblical texts, which frequently are used or assigned as supplemental works within academic settings to help students and scholars discover or better understand cultural and historical context within the Word of God. Whether or not the information contained in the apocryphal literature is entirely precise—as is the canon of Scripture—these ancient texts provide commentators’ valuable insight into what many ancient Jews and early Christians believed when, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets” (Heb. 1:1). The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts is therefore intended to be a supplemental resource for assisting serious researchers and students in the study of the Bible and Bible times. Contained in this volume: The Book of Enoch, The Book of Jasher, The Book of Jubilees, 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Tobias, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, Susanna, Prayer of Azariah, Prayer of Manasseh, Bel and the Dragon, and Laodiceans.

The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, Volume Two

Pseudepigrapha
Author: R. H. Charles
Publisher: Apocryphile Press
ISBN: 9780974762371
Category: Religion
Page: 800
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Of all the books left out of the Bible, only the Apocrypha rivals the Pseudepigrapha in popularity and importance. This edition of the Pseudepigrapha was edited by R. H. Charles and was the definitive critical edition for over 70 years.

Lost Books of the Bible

The Great Rejected Texts
Author: Joseph B. Lumpkin
Publisher: Fifth Estate
ISBN: 9781936533572
Category: Religion
Page: 830
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The Lost Books of the Bible: The Great Rejected Texts - Eighteen of the most sought after books available, which shed light on the evolution of our faith, our theology, and our church. Translations and commentary by the author of the best selling book, "The Lost Books of Enoch," Joseph Lumpkin. - Section One: Lost Scriptures of the Old Testament- First Book of Adam and Eve, Second Book of Adam and Eve, First Book of Enoch, Second Book of Enoch (Secrets of Enoch), Jubilees, Jasher, The Story of Ahikar - Section Two: Apocalyptic Writings and the End of Days- Apocalypse of Abraham, Apocalypse of Thomas 4 Ezra, 2 Baruch, War Scroll (Sons of Dark vs. Sons of Light) - Section Three: Lost Scriptures of the New Testament- Gospel of Philip, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Apocryphon of John, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas, Acts Chapter 29