Introducing the Apocrypha
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Contents
Foreword by James H. Charlesworth
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1. Introduction: The Value of the Apocrypha
2. Historical Context: "The Yoke of the Gentiles"
3. Tobit: "Better Is Almsgiving with Justice"
4. Judith: "Hear Me Also, a Widow"
5. Greek Esther: "The Aid of the All-Seeing God and Savior"
6. Wisdom of Solomon: "The Righteous Live Forever"
7. Wisdom of Ben Sira: "In All Wisdom There Is the Doing of Torah"
8. Baruch: "Return with Tenfold Zeal to Seek God"
9. Letter of Jeremiah: "They Are Not Gods, So Do Not Fear Them"
10. Additions to Daniel: "Let Them Know That You Alone Are God"
11. 1 Maccabees: "The Family through Which Deliverance Was Given"
12. 2 Maccabees: "There Is Some Power of God about the Place"
13. 1 Esdras: "Leave to Us a Root and a Name"
14. Prayer of Manasseh: "The God of Those Who Repent"
15. Psalm 151: "He Made Me Shepherd of His Flock"
16. 3 Maccabees: "Blessed Be the Deliverer of Israel!"
17. 2 Esdras: "The Mighty One Has Not Forgotten"
18. 4 Maccabees: "Noble Is the Contest"
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About the Author

David A. deSilva (PhD, Emory University) is Trustees' Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. He is the bestselling author of more than 25 books, including An Introduction to the New Testament, and has been involved in several major Bible translation projects.

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