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Invitation to the Apocrypha - Daniel J. Harrington, SJ

Invitation to the Apocrypha

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Published: August 1999
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In this volume a leading biblical scholar helps readers rediscover the ancient books of the Old Testament Apocrypha. Invitation to the Apocrypha provides a clear, basic introduction to these important -- but often neglected -- ancient books that is ideal for personal study, churches, and classroom settings. Using the latest and best scholarship yet writing for those new to the Apocrypha, Daniel Harrington guides readers through the background, content, and message of each book. A distinctive feature of this primer is that it focuses throughout on the problem of suffering, highlighting what each book of the Apocrypha says about this universal human experience.

Prefacep. vii
Reading the Old Testament Apocryphap. 1
Tobit: We Are Familyp. 10
Judith: By the Hand of a Womanp. 27
The Additions to Esther: These Things Have Come from Godp. 44
The Wisdom of Solomon: Immortality, Wisdom, and Historyp. 55
Ecclesiasticus/Sirach: Fear of the Lordp. 78
Baruch: Sin, Exile, Repentance, and Returnp. 92
The Letter of Jeremiah: The Folly of Idolatryp. 103
The Additions to Daniel: Who Is the Living God?p. 109
1 Maccabees: God's Dynastyp. 122
2 Maccabees: God's Templep. 137
1 Esdras: Rebuilding the People of Godp. 152
The Prayer of Manasseh: The Prayer of the Repentant Sinnerp. 166
Psalm 151: God's Care for Davidp. 170
3 Maccabees: Israel in Crisis and the Divine Delivererp. 173
2 Esdras: Prophecies and Visions of Ezrap. 185
4 Maccabees: The Sovereignty of Devout Reasonp. 207
Index of Names and Subjectsp. 219
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ISBN: 9780802846334
ISBN-10: 0802846335
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: August 1999
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.1  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.31