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An Introduction to the Apocrypha

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Veteran guide Bruce Metzger provides a succinct, readable yet thorough introduction to those books included in the Roman Catholic canon but deemed heretical by Protestants.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 1st 1977 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1957)
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Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Bruce Metzger’s Introduction to the Apocrypha is an excellent summary of the contents and provenance of a complicated set of historical documents. He sets forth no real thesis, save perhaps that he does not consider the Apocryphal books as part of “the Bible.” Throughout his book he finds only evidence that supports this position.

The first portion of the book comprises engaging summaries of each of the fifteen common Apocryphal books. Metzger does his best to suggest a date for each book, as wel
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Bruce Manning Metzger (February 9, 1914 – February 13, 2007) was an American biblical scholar and textual critic who was a longtime professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and Bible editor who served on the board of the American Bible Society and United Bible Societies. He was a scholar of Greek, New Testament, and New Testament textual criticism, and wrote prolifically on these subjects. Metz ...more