ISBN: 0521506743
ISBN 13: 9780521506748
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About this book

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.

Reader's Thoughts

Kathi Olsen

This has some good history and other information. I appreciated when the editors (or whoever) noted what was fiction and what was good history.

Daniel Poe

Got the KJV Apocrypha just for reading pleasure and to seek out errors and contradictions between the Bible and the Apocrypha. I enjoy this book as a literary piece but as a Christian, I don't study doctrine with it.

David Lipely

Interesting stories that aren't in the Bible


Very instructive from a historical perspective. Some very interesting stories and interesting to see how the Jews were learning from their prior apostasy from God. Not to be treated as Scripture of course, but still valuable for learning about that time period and our spiritual ancestors.

Dianne Maurer

I gave up on finishing this... it was hard to find anything meaningful.


Finally finished the last of Dad's books that Mom let me borrow. I think I'm going to skip the one on numerology since I'm not having any trouble falling asleep these days.

Bronson Pace

D&C sections 91.

Cody Brobst

Controversial, I know. Took a WHILE to get through. Some of it great narrative, and some drug for a bit. Yet, it was good history of God's people. I think the reason these books mean "questionable authority" is because of the obvious values of giving alms for eternal life, prayers to the dead, the acceptance of magic by God (These most show up in Tobit and Ecclesiasticus), and the fact that certain books are placing random pieces of their letters in between already existing letters in our Bibles (Bel and the Dragon, Rest of Esther, etc.). Some of the teachings are weird, so I can see why there is no canonization, yet still great to know and I've always wondered what filled in the gap historically. Lots about the Babylonian captivity, and less about the Assyrian. Doctrines questionable in our Bibles are reconcilable, most of the issues portrayed here aren't. Good to read.

محمد الهاشمي

I didn't like the interventions and comments on the original scripts. Most of them were unable to provide argument, let alone having any persuasive logic to its rhetoric prejudgment.

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