Best Christian Bible Apocrypha & Pseudepigrapha Books
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1. The Complete Apocrypha: 2018 Edition with Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees
Author: by Covenant Press
THE NEW, LITERAL, EASY-TO-READ, DEFINITIVE COLLECTION OF CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHAL BOOKS:*NOW WITH IMPROVED FONT SIZE, BOOK INTROS, AND BOOK HEADERS ON EVERY PAGE*All 12 Christian apocryphal books + Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees + All of the apocryphal additions to Daniel, Esther, and Psalms17 books in oneThe complete collection in a single, high-quality, 6″ x 9″ paperback, with book, chapter, page, and verse numberingTwo-thirds as much material as the standard 66 books of The Holy BibleWith The Complete Apocrypha you can discover what the world was like before Noah’s Flood, who the Nephilim were, how Cain died, how Abraham was tutored in the knowledge of God by Noah’s son Shem, what happened during the 400 “silent years”, how the Prophet Daniel slayed a dragon, and the answers to countless other mysteriesThis is the only modern translation of the complete collection of deuterocanonical books known popularly as “The Apocrypha” that also includes Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees.
Aside from Jasher, they were included as secondary works in the canon of Scripture for most of the Church’s history. The Literal Standard Version (LSV) is a modern translation that stays true to the original manuscripts. This handsome 6″ x 9″ edition features a matte finish with thick, high-quality, cream-colored pages.
2. The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume
Author: by Marvin W. Meyer
The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, edited by Marvin Meyer, is the most complete, up-to-date, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of Gnostic manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945, which rivaled the Dead Sea Scrolls find in significance. It includes the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and the recently discovered Gospel of Judas, as well as other Gnostic gospels and sacred texts.
This volume also includes introductory essays, notes, tables, glossary, index, etc. To help the reader understand the context and contemporary significance of these texts which have shed new light on early Christianity and ancient thought. The compilation of ancient manuscripts that constitute The Nag Hammadi Scriptures is a discovery that challenges everything we thought we knew about the early Christian church, ancient Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions.
3. The Books of Enoch: Complete edition: Including (1) The Ethiopian Book of Enoch, (2) The Slavonic Secrets and (3) The Hebrew Book of Enoch
Author: by Paul C. Schnieders
This book includes the 3 books ascribed to Enoch. 1 Enoch, 2 Enoch and 3 Enoch. The 1st Book of Enoch, the Ethiopic Book of Enoch, or 1 Enoch is more known as simply the Book of Enoch. Although this book is considered apocryphal for the Western canon, it iscontained in the Ethiopic Bible.
It was considered sacred by some importantfirst followers of Christ but it was left out of the Bible and disappeared forcenturies until it was rediscovered in 1773 in Ethiopic. This manuscript wasfirst translated into English in the 1820s and into German in the 1830s.
According to most scholars, part of it was written in third century BCE andpart of it in the first century CE (the part related to the Son of Man). Although the oldest complete copies of 1 Enoch are K-9 or Kebran 9, dated late fourteenth early fifteenth century and Ethiopian Monastic Microfilm Library (EMML 2080) of the fifteenth or fourteenth century, fragments found in Qumramin the 1950s are more than 2000 years old.
Other old important manuscripts are Abbadianus 55 (possibly fifteenth century) and British Museum Orient 485 (first half of the sixteenth century). The 2nd Book of Enoch, the Slavonic Enoch, or 2 Enoch, is another apocryphal book, found complete only in Old Slavonic manuscripts, and it was once present in the Old Slavonic Bible.
The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version
Author: by Michael Coogan
Oxford University Press
For over 50 years students, professors, clergy, and general readers have relied on The New Oxford Annotated Bible as an unparalleled authority in Study Bibles. This fifth edition of the Annotated remains the best way to study and understand the Bible at home or in the classroom.
This thoroughly revised and substantially updated edition contains the best scholarship informed by recent discoveries and anchored in the solid Study Bible tradition. Introductions and extensive annotations for each book by acknowledged experts in the field provide context and guidance.
Introductory essays on major groups of biblical writings – Pentateuch, Prophets, Gospels, and other sections – give readers an overview that guides more intensive study. General essays on history, translation matters, different canons in use today, and issues of daily life in biblical times inform the reader of important aspects of biblical study.
Maps and diagrams within the text contextualize where events took place and how to understand them. Color maps give readers the geographical orientation they need for understanding historical accounts throughout the Bible. Timelines, parallel texts, weights and measures, calendars, and other helpful tables help navigate the biblical world.
5. The Messenger: It's Headed Toward Earth! It Cannot Be Stopped! And It's Carrying the Secret of America's, the World's, and Your Tomorrow!
Author: by Horn
Behold, I show you a mystery What do the Jewish Feasts, prophetic Seals and Bowls from the book of Revelation, and an Earth-bound asteroid have in common? This is the question on the lips of every individual who sees the potential correlation between the impending coming of Christ and the imminent approach of the asteroid Apophis.
Since the dawn of time, God has had a plan for all humanity s salvation, and through His time here on Earth, Jesus fulfilled his portion of that plan by purchasing our Redemption. He confirmed this through His revolutionizing of the Old Testament tradition.
He spelled it out, hidden in plain sight, for those who observed the Jewish Feasts. He left a promise upon His departure, that He would be back to complete and confirm the final phases of His plan through the final prophetic Jewish Feasts.
Now something cataclysmic this way comes When Jesus spoke of His return, He warned that the coming of the age would be filled with war, pestilence, famine, and even catastrophic cosmic events which would permanently damage the Earth as we know it.
6. The Books of Enoch: The Ancient Apocryphal Books: Fallen Angels, Giants Nephilim and The Secrets of Enoch
Author: by History Academy
The study of Enoch’s words awakened the desire to explore spiritual dimensions in a deeper way. Enoch once said: I write not for my own, but for the extreme future generations, for you human beings who will come. Enoch, the seventh of Adam’s descendants describes his journey through the seven heavens, where he receives revelations like when he is described the creation of the world and the secrets of the future.
Enoch’s journey culminates with the encounter with God after a life that lasted 365 years. From the mists of time he has shown humanity a luminous path to follow. Enoch goes back to the causes of evil and great are his sufferings for human wickedness and his exhortations to cultivate good and wisdom.
All his writings, which are reported alongside the interpretation of History Academy, were found and collected in the time before the birth of Christ. Not recognized by the Church and ignored in the Old Testament collection, they are now published for everyone to read.
7. The Infographic Bible, Cloth over Board: Visualising the Drama of God's Word
Author: by Karen Sawrey
2019 Kantar Information is Beautiful Bronze Award Winner This book doesn’t just tell you the storyit shows you the story. Powerful infographics reveal new beauty and depth of understanding as you engage with Scripture’s story in a fresh, visual way. Taking inspiration from the imagery Jesus evoked with His picturesque parables, The Infographic Bible reveals the character of God, his Word, and his redemptive plan in 84 stunning infographics.
In this pioneering book, Karen Sawrey shows us the Bible in a completely unique way. Through the collaboration of a far-reaching field of experts, these powerful infographics reveal new beauty, meaning and connections in the key biblical themes and narratives, bringing the word of God to life on the page.
Contributors include 24-7 Prayer, Worship Central, Mark Marx from Healing on the Streets, Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing of The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, Dr. Ruth Bancewicz from The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, the World Christian Database, Alan Hirsch of 100 Movements, Reverend Graham Singh from Church Planting Canada, Reverend Dr. Ian Paul, Dr. Max Botner, Nick Page and Professor James Crossley.
8. The Encyclopedia of Lost and Rejected Scriptures: The Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha
Author: by Joseph B. Lumpkin
The Encyclopedia of Lost and Rejected Scriptures: The Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha – Section One – Lost Scriptures of the Old Testament – First Book of Adam and Eve, Second Book of Adam and Eve, First Book of Enoch, Second Book of Enoch (Secrets of Enoch), Third Book of Enoch (Hebrew Enoch), Jubilees, Jasher – Section Two – Apocalyptic Writings and the End of Days – Apocalypse of Abraham, Apocalypse of Thomas, 2 Baruch, War Scroll (Sons of Dark vs.
Sons of Light) – Section Three – Lost Scriptures of the New Testament – Gospel of Philip, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Apocryphon of John, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas, Acts Chapter 29 – – Section Four – The Life and Times of Jesus – Infancy Gospel of James, Infancy Gospel of Thomas, Life of Joseph The Carpenter, Letters of Pilate, Life of Saint Issaa – Section Five – The Apocrypha – 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, 3 Maccabees, 4 Maccabees, Letter (Epistle) of Jeremiah, The Prayer of Azariah, 1 Baruch, Prayer of Manasseh (Manassas), Bel and the Dragon, Wisdom of Sirach, Wisdom of Solomon, Additions to Esther, Tobit, Judith, Susanna, Psalm 151, 1 Clements, Shepherd of Hermas, The Didache
9. The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha ( 2 Volume set)
Author: by James H Charlesworth
Key second-temple texts with introductions and notes by an international team of scholars-now available in affordable softcover bindings. The writers of the Bible lived in a world filled with many writings. Some of these documents are lost forever, but many have been preserved.
Part of these extant sources are the Pseudepigrapha. This collection of Jewish and Christian writings shed light on early Judaism and Christianity and their doctrines. This landmark set includes all 65 Pseudepigraphical documents from the intertestamental period that reveal the ongoing development of Judaism and the roots from which the Christian religion took its beliefs.
A scholarly authority on each text contributes a translation, introduction, and critical notes for each text. Volume 2 includes expansions of the “Old Testament” legends, wisdom, and philosophical literature; prayers, psalms, and odes; and fragments of lost Judeo-Hellenistic Works. Contributors include E.Isaac, B.M.Metzger, J.R.Mueller, S.E.Robinson, D.J.Harrington, G.T.
10. The Septuagint with Apocrypha: Greek and English
Author: by Lancelot C. Brenton
This edition of The Septuagint with Apocrypha (the ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament and the apocryphal books of the same linguistic origin) gives the complete Greek text along with a parallel English translation by Brenton.
11. The Bible For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyle))
Author: by Jeffrey Geoghegan
The Bible For Dummies (9781119293507) was previously published as The Bible For Dummies (9780764552960). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
Discover the world’s all-time bestseller in an entirely new lightNinety percent of Americans own a copy of the Bible, and while it’s the most widely read book, it’s also the least understood. Regardless of your religion, understanding the Bible brings much of Western art, literature, and public discourse into greater focusfrom Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” painting to the Wachowski brothers’ The Matrix movies.
People have historically turned to religion to deal with tragedy and change, and with the right insight, the Bible can be an accessible, helpful guide to life’s big questions. The Bible For Dummies appeals to people of all faiths, as well as those who don’t practice any particular religion, by providing interfaith coverage of the entire Bible and the often fascinating background information that makes the Bible come alive.
12. A Companion to the Book of Enoch: A Reader's Commentary, Vol I: The Book of the Watchers (1 Enoch 1-36)
Author: by Dr. Michael S. Heiser
Defender (March 15, 2020)
The Book of Enoch was read and revered across the spectrum of Second Temple Judaism-those forms of Judaism that thrived in the Intertestamental period (ca.500 B.C.To 100 A.D.. The book is more properly referred to as 1 Enoch in order to distinguish it from other books that bore the name Enoch which were composed later than this period (e.G., 2 Enoch, 3 Enoch).
Though 1 Enoch was and is not considered canonical Scripture by the majority of Jewish and Christian authorities in antiquity, the book had a very wide readership, including the authors of New Testament books. This fact is well known to scholars who work in the original languages of both the New Testament and 1 Enoch.
The content of 1 Enoch can be found in a number of passages in the New Testament as well as certain of its theological conceptions. Though the scholarly literature on 1 Enoch is plentiful, no commentary for the interested lay person exists-until now.
A Companion to the Book of Enoch: A Reader’s Commentary, Volume 1: The Book of the Watchers (1 Enoch 1-36) was written to fill this void and help students of the Bible understand and appreciate this important and influential ancient book. This reader’s commentary; does not require original language facility on the part of its user.
13. The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English
Author: by Martin G. Abegg Jr.
From the dramatic find in the caves of Qumran, the world’s most ancient version of the Bible allows us to read the scriptures as they were in the time of Jesus.
14. Apocrypha, King James Version
The KJV Apocrypha in a single volume. The Apocrypha (‘hidden things’) are contemporaneous with the Old Testament, but were not officially accepted as part of the Bible when the Hebrew ‘canon’ was set. They did, however, form part of the Greek Scriptures and came into English Bibles by that route.
The writings of the Apocrypha run the whole gamut of literary genres: histories, romances, devotional works, proverbs and sermons. Many complement parts of the Old Testament and readers will recognise some familiar Biblical characters in the narratives, such as Daniel and Esther.
15. When Watchers Ruled the Nations: Pagan Gods at War with Israel’s God and the Spiritual World of the Bible
Author: by Brian Godawa
The Sequel to the Best-Selling Book, When Giants Were Upon the EarthFor those who want serious study of the topics of the Unseen Realm in the Bible: The divine council of the gods. The authority of the Watchers, Sons of God.
Territorial spirits and the inheritance of the nations. Angels and demons, principalities and powers, spiritual warfare. Host of heaven, Shining Ones and the stars. Leviathan the sea dragon of chaos vs.Creation. The gods of Canaan and Jezebel vs.Yahweh and Elijah.
Child sacrifice in Israel and the cult of the dead. The gods of Egypt and Pharaoh vs.Yahweh and Moses. The truth about the ten plagues and the Exodus. The connection between ancient China, the Tower of Babel and the Bible.
Dragons and the Babylonian Magi in China. The cosmic spiritual war between the Seed of the Serpent and the Seed of Messiah. Four Chronicles of the Watchers research books in one volume:Psalm 82The Spiritual World of Moses and EgyptThe Spiritual World of Jezebel and ElijahThe Spiritual World of Ancient China and the BibleRespected Christian author Brian Godawa shares the Biblical, ancient historical and mythical research that undergirds the stories behind his best-selling novel series, Chronicles of the Watchers, Bible stories retold through a supernatural lens of the ancient Hebrew worldview.
16. The Complete Apocrypha Collection of Lost and Rejected Scriptures: The Oldest Library of Ancient Texts including All The 12 Christian Apocryphal Books
Author: by History Academy
THE COLLECTION OF CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHAL BOOKS:All 12 Christian apocryphal books + All of the apocryphal additions to Daniel, Esther, and Psalms18 books in oneThe complete collection, high-quality, 8,5″ x 11″ paperback, with book, chapter, page, and verse numbering. Etymologically, the word “apocrypha” means “things that are hidden”, but why they were hidden is not clear.
Some have suggested that the books were “hidden” from common use because they contained esoteric knowledge, too profound to be communicated to any except the initiated… Others have suggested that such books were hidden due to their spurious heretical teaching.
This is the only modern translation of the complete collection of deuterocanonical books known popularly as “The Apocrypha”. The Literal Standard Version (LSV) is a modern translation that stays true to the original manuscripts. This handsome 8,5″ x 11″ edition features a matte finish with thick, high-quality, cream-colored pages.
These ancient texts provide commentators’ valuable insight into what many ancient Jews and early Christians believed when, God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets (Heb.1:1). The number of books in the Bible depends on which Bible is being referenced.