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An Introduction to the Books of the Apocrypha
     

An Introduction to the Books of the Apocrypha

by W. O. E. Oesterley
 

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This is a classic explication of those books included in the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, but not the Hebrew canon. They have been honored since the beginning of the Christian church, and are accepted by Catholic Christians as authoritative scripture, and honored by many Protestants as well. Also called the Deutero-Canonical books, these contain some of

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This is a classic explication of those books included in the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, but not the Hebrew canon. They have been honored since the beginning of the Christian church, and are accepted by Catholic Christians as authoritative scripture, and honored by many Protestants as well. Also called the Deutero-Canonical books, these contain some of the best-loved stories in the Jewish tradition, and has influenced Western culture to a much greater extent than most people are aware. This fine introduction is available once again from the Apocryphile Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610976312
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
09/22/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
345
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

W. O. E. Oesterley (1866-1950) was awarded an honorary lectureship at King's College in 1923. In 1927, he was named Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Exegesis at King's until his retirement in 1936. Oesterley was a prolific author, especially in the history of religions and post-biblical Judaism.

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