Questions tagged [apocrypha]

Reserved for questions involving deuterocanonical texts. These are biblical texts that are included in some canons and excluded in others. This does not include gnostic texts or Apostolic Fathers.

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What was Baby Jesus ' redeemed with ' at the Temple?

We read in Exodus 13: 1- 2 & 12-13: The Lord said to Moses, “Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal. ...
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Why did Jesus call Herod 'that fox'? [duplicate]

Luke 13:31-32 KJV 31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. 32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, ...
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Is the high priest Hilkiah (2 Kings 23:24) also the father of Susanna (Daniel 13:2 in Catholic Bibles)?

In 2 Kings 23:24, the high priest Hilkiah plays an important role in discovering a lost 'Book of the Law' in the Temple of Jerusalem: Josiah purged the consultation of ghosts and spirits, with the ...
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Whom Did Jacob's Sons Marry (Jubilees 34)?

The non-biblical book of Jubilees chapter 34 (c. 2nd c. b.c.e.) preserves a tradition about the wives of Jacob's sons: And after Joseph perished, the sons of Jacob took unto themselves wives. The ...
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In Matthew 26:29 could Christ be referring to the book of Enoch? [closed]

KJV Matthew 26 : 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. Christ promises that he will never ...
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Where can I find a concordance / original text analysis and dictionary for the Apocrypha?

For study reasons, I would like to find a concordance for the Deuterocanonical books + the Book of Enoch. Ideally, the concordance should contain the original Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic text with an a ...
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Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Works Questioning the Internal Unity of 2 Esdras 1-2

Among the King James Version Apocrypha, there is a certain book, called Second Esdras, which is found neither in the Masoretic Text, nor in the Greek Septuagint; its first two and last two chapters ...
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Does 4 Ezra (2 Esdras) teach the divinity of Ezra?

The following question has been initially posted by user44810 on Judaism.SE, where it was closed for lying outside the community's defined scope. In an article by the University of St. Andrews about ...
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Is this ancient explosive mixture mentioned in the Apocrypha plausible?

I recently decided to read the Apocrypha. Sounded interesting. Anyway, when I got to The Book of Bel and The Dragon, there was this verse, which struck me as particularly interesting: 1:27 Then Daniel ...
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Is Hebrews 4:13 a quote from the book of Enoch?

Young's Literal Translation and there is not a created thing not manifest before Him, but all things are naked and open to His eyes -- with whom is our reckoning. Book of Enoch Chapter 1X Thou hast ...
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Is there reason to believe that 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 6 actually happened?

For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 2 Peter 2:4 And the angels which kept not their ...
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Who are the "tortured and refused their release....world was not worthy of them" people in Hebrews 11:35?

Hebrews 11 Others were tortured and refused their release, so that they might gain a better resurrection. Still others endured mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned ...
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What are the additional books in the Contemporary English Version?

I was reading about the Contemporary English Version (CEVDC) Revelation 12 and came across this passage that is not found in NIV or KJV: The dragon stood on the beach beside the sea. Revelation 12:18 ...
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Is Colossians 1:17 an allusion to Sirach 43:26?

Sirach 43:26 (KJV) “By him the end of them hath prosperous success, and by his word all things consist.” Colossians 1:17 (KJV) “And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” Is Sirach ...
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