The Apocrypha

ISBN : 9780199650811

Martin Goodman; John Barton; John Muddiman
288 Pages
173 x 236 mm
Pub date
Oct 2012
Oxford Bible Commentary
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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 has been 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 also brings 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.


1. Introduction to the Apocrypha
2. Tobit
3. Judith
4. Esther (Greek)
5. The Wisdom of Solomon
6. Ecclesiasticus, or The Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach
7. Barach with the Letter of Jeremiah
8. Additions to Daniel: the Prayer of Azariah, the Song of the Three Jews, Susanna, Bel and the Dragon
9. 1 Maccabees
10. 2 Maccabees
11. 1 Esdras
12. Prayer of Manasseh
13. Psalm 151
14. 3 Maccabees
15. 2 Esdras
16. 4 Maccabees

About the author: 

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

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