The Apocrypha

Paperback | October 16, 2012

EditorMartin Goodman, John Barton, John Muddiman

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The Oxford Bible Commentary is a Bible study and reference work for 21st century students and readers that can be read with any modern translation of the Bible. It offers verse-by-verse explanation of every book of the Bible by the world's leading biblical scholars. From its inception, OBC hasbeen designed as a completely non-denominational commentary, carefully written and edited to provide the best scholarship in a readable style for readers from all different faith backgrounds. It uses the traditional historical-critical method to search for the original meaning of the texts, but alsobrings in new perspectives and insights - literary, sociological, and cultural - to bring out the expanding meanings of these ancient writings and stimulate new discussion and further enquiry. Newly issued in a series of part volumes, the OBC is now available in an affordable and portable format for the commentaries to the books of the Apocrypha. Includes a general introduction to using the Commentary, in addition to an introduction to study of the Apocrypha.

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The Oxford Bible Commentary is a Bible study and reference work for 21st century students and readers that can be read with any modern translation of the Bible. It offers verse-by-verse explanation of every book of the Bible by the world's leading biblical scholars. From its inception, OBC hasbeen designed as a completely non-denominat...

Edited by Martin Goodman, Professor of Jewish Studies and Fellow of Wolfson College; John Barton the Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford, and John Muddiman of Mansfield College at the University of Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Martin Goodman: Introduction to the Apocrypha2. Joseph A. Fitzmyer, SJ: Tobit3. Amy-Jill Levine: Judith4. Adele Reinhartz: Esther (Greek)5. William Horbury: The Wisdom of Solomon6. John J. Collins: Ecclesiasticus, or The Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach7. Alison Salvesen: Barach with the Letter of Jeremiah8. George J. Brooke: Additions to Daniel: the Prayer of Azariah, the Song of the Three Jews, Susanna, Bel and the Dragon9. U. Rappaport: 1 Maccabees10. R. Doran: 2 Maccabees11. Sara Japhet: 1 Esdras12. George W. E. Nickelsburg: Prayer of Manasseh13. John Barton: Psalm 15114. Sarah Pearce: 3 Maccabees15. Peter Hayman: 2 Esdras16. David J. Elliott: 4 Maccabees

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