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GW Apocrypha Hardcover: The Deuterocanonical Books of the Old Testament Hardcover – September 1, 2009
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The Apocrypha Now Available in Clear, Natural English
Despite differing opinions on the degree of authority that should be given to the books of the Apocrypha, most Christians agree that these books are valuable. Because they were written in the intertestamental period, they provide helpful insights into Jewish history, beliefs, and religious practices immediately prior to the birth of Jesus. Reading the Apocrypha provides better understanding of the political, cultural, ethical, and religious context of the contemporaries of Jesus.
Now this important collection of religious texts is available in a remarkably accurate and readable version. Translated directly from the original languages by a team of scholars, the God's Word Translation (GW) of the Apocrypha is an exceptional literary work that consciously combines scholarly fidelity with natural English. This edition includes the books that are part of the Roman Catholic canon, the deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament.
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This book is still outlawed in some Caribbean Islands.
It was originally part if the 1611 edition of the King James Version Bible and later removed, though Several scholars where commissioned by and approved this book. Now the Bible says we are not to add to nor diminish this book, to state it is not in line with the Canonical studies is a lie. There is a great abundance to learn from this as it covers between the old and new testament events.
The books of Esdras as written by the prophet Ezra; Baruch was Jeremiah's scribe; The rest of Esther fills in the blanks on the book of what happened concerning the book and so on.
All who truly desire to learn the truth of the Bible must read this.
This book is that which was clearly REMOVED from the 1611 edition of the King James Version of the Bible in 1828. I own an an original facsimile and one published by Cambridge. These are the books that were originally published in the Authorized 1611 King James Version Bible which was commissioned and approved of by King James authorization and 47 scholars as found in these editions. If others had there way, more would have been removed. The these writings line up with the Septuagint (meaning LXX or seventy) which is also accurate. These books are the most accurate.
Note that in 2 Esdras Chapter 14 how we learn that the books were destroyed and that the Most High had to give them again to Esdras (which is the same as Ezra in the Old Testament). Two Hundred and Four books were written in forty days. So though today's Bible does not contain all two hundred and four books, that which was commissioned and authorized for release by the 47 Scholars and King James is indeed accurate books. These books (the Apocrypha) never should have been removed. Here is an example: Sirach (also called Ecclesiasticus) Chapter 25 verse 1
1 In three things I was beautified, and stood up beautiful both before God and men: the unity of brethren, the love of neighbours, a man and a wife that agree together.
Only fools and those that hate the Most High will find fault with such scripture. Many wish to deceive the world and purpose their lives to invalidate what is truly written within the scriptures and remove the authority of the Most High's laws, statutes and commandments for the sake of their so-called human rights. However as the scriptures say "let God be true, but every man a liar" (Romans 3:4). There is much to LEARN from the Apocrypha and APPLY to our lives. As for annotations and notes, I appreciate the fact that there are none and would encourage readers to utilize a dictionary and learn the etymology of some words that may seem difficult. It will be a great asset to those that truly desire to learn what Thus Saith The Lord.