apocrypha, non-inspired, literature, solomon, antiochus, babylon, jewish history
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Luther had a better appreciation of the apocryphal writings of the Old Testament than the English translation. He carefully translated them and appended them to the Old Testament canon. He did more than that. He recommended these strange and non-inspired books, which have no place in the Old Testament Bible, as "useful reading." To-day these writings have almost come to be regarded as obsolete in our circles. Many of our children have never seen them; we pastors scarcely find time to read them occasionally.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Kings 11:6, 11; Ezra 2:64; Romans 3:20; Romans 3:28; Galatians 3:2;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Kumick, H. H.
"The Study of the Apocrypha by the Preacher,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 7, Article 105.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol7/iss1/105