Lexham Old Testament Apocrypha: A New Translation (Paperback)

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By David A. deSilva (Introduction by)
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A modern translation with introductions by David A. deSilva.

The Lexham Old Testament Apocrypha includes:

  • Tobit (Vaticanus and Sinaiticus)
  • Judith
  • Greek Esther (Greek)
  • Wisdom of Solomon
  • Wisdom of Sirach
  • Baruch
  • Letter of Jeremiah
  • the additions to Daniel (Old Greek and Theodotion), including the Prayer of Azariah, Susanna, and Bel and the Dragon
  • 1-4 Maccabees
  • 1-2 Esdras
  • the Prayer of Manasseh
  • Psalm 151
  • Psalms of Solomon
  • Greek 1 Enoch

Beautifully typeset in a single-column format, the Lexham Old Testament Apocrypha provides a literal and contemporary translation for modern readers. David A. deSilva briefly introduces each book, providing context and insight. This volume includes works typically omitted from other editions of the Apocrypha, such as the Psalms of Solomon, the Greek text of Enoch, and multiple versions of Tobit and the additions to Daniel.

The Apocrypha has been highly esteemed throughout history. While its canonical status is disputed, it has been embraced by Christians over centuries for personal study, devotion, and worship. The diverse writings in the Apocrypha contain biblical and post-biblical history, historical fiction, wisdom, and liturgy. These books shed light on Second Temple (intertestamental) Judaism and the New Testament, and they continue to inspire readers today.

About the Author

David A. deSilva is the Trustees' Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary and the author of numerous books, including Introducing the Apocrypha and An Introduction to the New Testament.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781683596615
ISBN-10: 1683596617
Publisher: Lexham Academic
Publication Date: February 8th, 2023
Pages: 424
Language: English