The word "apocryphal" was first applied, in a positive sense, to writings which were kept secret because they were the vehicles of esoteric knowledge considered too profound or too sacred to be disclosed to anyone other than the initiated. (Wikipedia) This version contains 15 books that the church decided to exclude from the bible. The books are: The First Book of Esdras The Second Book of Esdras Esdras [sometimes Fourth Book of Ezra] The Greek Additions to Esther The First Book of the Maccabees The Second Book of the Maccabees The Book of Tobit The Book of Judith The Wisdom of Solomon The Book of Sirach (or Ecclesiasticus) The Book of Baruch The Epistle (or letter) of Jeremiah The Book of Susanna (in Daniel) The Prayer of Azariah The Prayer of Manasseh Bel and the Dragon (in Daniel)
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Book Description CreateSpace, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 328 pages. 10.00x8.00x0.74 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1449965911