Questions tagged [apocrypha]

aka deuterocanon. These are biblical texts that are either not included in any canons or are included in some canons and excluded in others.

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How long was John the Baptist in the wilderness as a child? [closed]

How long did Elizabeth hide John the Baptist in a cave when Herod was killing babies? Britannica.com says: In 27/28 or 28/29 John attained prominence, not as a priest but as a prophet. He was active ...
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Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Works Viewing 2 Esdras 1-2 as Consisting of Two Books

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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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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What was the author's intention in 1 Clement 30:5?

I have researched various translations of 1 Clement 30:5 and would be thankful if anyone could expound what is meant by: "Blessed is the offspring of a woman that liveth but a short time. Be not ...
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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?

Was reading about Contemporary English Version (CEVDC) Rev 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 CEVDC https:/...
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What does “silver unstamped” mean?

Acts of Thomas 2: and agreed with him for three litrae of silver unstamped What does "silver unstamped" mean? Does it mean a piece of silver?
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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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