Apocrypha / edited by Sever J. Voicu ; general editor, Thomas C. Oden. [print]Material type: TextSeries: Ancient Christian commentary on Scripture. Old Testament ; ; 15.Publication details: Downers Grove, Illinois : InterVarsity Press, [(c)2010. Description: xxviii, 547 pages ; 26 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780830814855; 083081485XSubject(s): Bible. Apocrypha -- Commentaries | Apocryphal books (Old Testament)LOC classification: BS1700.A663 2010BS1700.O23.A663 2010COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
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General introduction A guide to using this commentary Introduction to the Apocrypha Commentary on Tobit Commentary on Wisdom of Solomon Commentary on Ecclesiasticus, or the Wisdom of Jesus the son of Sirach Commentary on Baruch Commentary on the Letter of Jeremiah Commentary on the Prayer of Azariah and the song of the three young men Commentary on Susanna Commentary on Bel and the dragon.
While the canonical status of the Greek and Latin Old Testament texts commented upon within this volume has been understood differently within Protestant, Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions, their longstanding use within the Christian churches makes them worthy of careful study and reflection. As noted in the Anglican Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, Jerome says that the church reads them "for example of life and instruction of manners." As a result their influence extends well beyond ecclesiastical use to literature, hymnody, music and art. Their questioned authority has nevertheless affected the choice of books included here, not by a priori judgment but by the paucity of comment from which to choose. None of the early fathers dedicated commentaries to these texts as a whole. Despite the length of 1 and 2 Maccabees and the model they presented for Christian martyrdom, they were rarely cited or commented upon. The Wisdom books received the most comment and are those best represented here. In particular, readers will find ample comment here on Tobit, Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach, Baruch, the Letter of Jeremiah, the Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Young Men, Susanna, and Bel and the Dragon (the latter three all found as additions to the Hebrew and Aramaic book of Daniel). Among commentators readers will find Origen, John Chrysostom, Theodoret of Cyr, Hippolytus, Jerome, Augustine, Julius Africanus, Athanasius, Palladius, Cyril of Jerusalem, Clement of Alexandria, Bede, Rabanus Maurus, Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Cassiodorus, Ambrose and others. --From publisher's description.
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