BI291 The Apocrypha: Witness Between the Testaments

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In this course, distinguished scholar Dr. David deSilva provides you with a general introduction to the Old Testament Apocrypha. Become familiar with the background and content of books such as 1–4 Maccabees, Judith, Baruch, the Wisdom of Solomon, and more. Understand how these writings influenced the writers of the New Testament and the early church, and how they provide us with valuable insight into the Judaism of the time of Christ.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and Course

Introducing the Speaker and Course

6m

The Apocrypha: A General Introduction

What Is the Apocrypha, and Where Does It Come From?

What Is the Apocrypha, and Where Does It Come From?

2m
Accessing the Apocrypha in Logos

Accessing the Apocrypha in Logos

8m
What’s in the Apocrypha?

What’s in the Apocrypha?

10m
Value of the Apocrypha: Provides Important Background Information

Value of the Apocrypha: Provides Important Background Information

6m
Value of the Apocrypha: Resources for the Early Christian Church

Value of the Apocrypha: Resources for the Early Christian Church

7m

The Books of the Apocrypha: 1 Esdras and the Wisdom of Ben Sira

1 Esdras

1 Esdras

8m
Exploring Old Testament Festivals with Interactive Media

Exploring Old Testament Festivals with Interactive Media

5m
The Wisdom of Ben Sira

The Wisdom of Ben Sira

10m
Studying Books of the Apocrypha with Passage Guide

Studying Books of the Apocrypha with Passage Guide

5m
Other Topics in Ben Sira

Other Topics in Ben Sira

10m
Ben Sira and Jewish Piety

Ben Sira and Jewish Piety

9m

The Books of the Apocrypha: 1 and 2 Maccabees

1 and 2 Maccabees

1 and 2 Maccabees

8m
The Background of the Maccabees

The Background of the Maccabees

10m
The Maccabean Revolt

The Maccabean Revolt

8m
Using the Timeline Tool to Study the Intertestamental History

Using the Timeline Tool to Study the Intertestamental History

5m
2 Maccabees and Deuteronomy

2 Maccabees and Deuteronomy

11m
2 Maccabees, Resurrection, and Atonement for the Dead

2 Maccabees, Resurrection, and Atonement for the Dead

9m
1 Maccabees

1 Maccabees

10m
Maccabees and Zeal for the Torah

Maccabees and Zeal for the Torah

6m

The Books of the Apocrypha: Judith and 2 Esdras

Introduction to Judith

Introduction to Judith

10m
Judith and the “Ideal Woman”

Judith and the “Ideal Woman”

6m
Historical Issues in Judith

Historical Issues in Judith

6m
Judith: The Ethics of Deceit

Judith: The Ethics of Deceit

9m
Introduction to 2 Esdras

Introduction to 2 Esdras

10m
Searching the Apocrypha with Logos Tagging

Searching the Apocrypha with Logos Tagging

5m
2 Esdras: Torah and Election after AD 70

2 Esdras: Torah and Election after AD 70

10m
2 Esdras: Judgment on Rome and the Gentiles

2 Esdras: Judgment on Rome and the Gentiles

8m

The Books of the Apocrypha: Tobit, Susanna, and Baruch

Introduction to Tobit

Introduction to Tobit

11m
Tobit’s Ethical and Theological Contributions

Tobit’s Ethical and Theological Contributions

11m
Tobit and Prayer

Tobit and Prayer

4m
Tobit’s Eschatology

Tobit’s Eschatology

5m
Using the Factbook to Explore the Apocrypha

Using the Factbook to Explore the Apocrypha

6m
Susanna: Overview and Lessons

Susanna: Overview and Lessons

6m
Introduction to Baruch

Introduction to Baruch

4m
Baruch: Torah and Repentance

Baruch: Torah and Repentance

6m

The Books of the Apocrypha: Letter of Jeremiah, Bel and the Dragon, Wisdom of Solomon, and Greek Esther

Letter of Jeremiah: Overview and Lessons

Letter of Jeremiah: Overview and Lessons

7m
Bel and the Dragon: Overview and Lessons

Bel and the Dragon: Overview and Lessons

7m
Introduction to the Wisdom of Solomon

Introduction to the Wisdom of Solomon

4m
The Ungodly and the Righteous

The Ungodly and the Righteous

9m
Critique of Gentile Religion and Practice

Critique of Gentile Religion and Practice

11m
Searching for Wisdom in Psalms and Proverbs

Searching for Wisdom in Psalms and Proverbs

6m
Introduction to Greek Esther

Introduction to Greek Esther

4m
Jew-Gentile Tensions in Greek Esther

Jew-Gentile Tensions in Greek Esther

7m

The Books of the Apocrypha: 3 and 4 Maccabees

Introduction to 3 Maccabees

Introduction to 3 Maccabees

8m
Tensions Without, Tensions Within

Tensions Without, Tensions Within

7m
Prayer in 3 Maccabees

Prayer in 3 Maccabees

6m
Introduction to 4 Maccabees

Introduction to 4 Maccabees

9m
A Defense of the Jewish Way of Life

A Defense of the Jewish Way of Life

9m
Reflections on the Jewish Martyrs

Reflections on the Jewish Martyrs

8m

The Books of the Apocrypha: Prayer of Manasseh, Psalm 151, and More Additions to Daniel

Prayer of Manasseh: Overview and Lessons

Prayer of Manasseh: Overview and Lessons

4m
Psalm 151: Overview and Lessons

Psalm 151: Overview and Lessons

4m
Introduction to the Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Young Men

Introduction to the Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Young Men

3m
Prayer of Azariah

Prayer of Azariah

4m
Song of the Three Young Men

Song of the Three Young Men

3m

Sketches of the Impact of the Apocrypha

Ben Sira and the Teachings of Jesus

Ben Sira and the Teachings of Jesus

13m
Finding Connections between the Apocrypha and the New Testament

Finding Connections between the Apocrypha and the New Testament

4m
Ben Sira and the Teachings of James

Ben Sira and the Teachings of James

6m
Comparing Ben Sira and James on Speech

Comparing Ben Sira and James on Speech

5m
2 and 4 Maccabees and Early Christian Martyrological Literature

2 and 4 Maccabees and Early Christian Martyrological Literature

12m
Wisdom of Solomon and Early Christian Theology

Wisdom of Solomon and Early Christian Theology

8m
The Apocrypha as Prophetic Witness to Christ

The Apocrypha as Prophetic Witness to Christ

5m

The Apocrypha in the Christian Church and Canon

The Apocrypha and the Jewish Bible: The Emerging Consensus

The Apocrypha and the Jewish Bible: The Emerging Consensus

7m
The Apocrypha and the Jewish Bible: Why Not Those?

The Apocrypha and the Jewish Bible: Why Not Those?

9m
The Use of the Apocrypha in the Early Churches

The Use of the Apocrypha in the Early Churches

3m
Debates Concerning the Apocrypha in the Early Churches: The Form of a Book

Debates Concerning the Apocrypha in the Early Churches: The Form of a Book

5m
Debates Concerning the Apocrypha in the Early Churches: The Old Testament Canon

Debates Concerning the Apocrypha in the Early Churches: The Old Testament Canon

10m
The Apocrypha and the Reformation: Introduction and Martin Luther

The Apocrypha and the Reformation: Introduction and Martin Luther

6m
The Apocrypha and the Reformation: The Swiss Reformers

The Apocrypha and the Reformation: The Swiss Reformers

6m
The Apocrypha and the Reformation: Counter-Reformation and Response

The Apocrypha and the Reformation: Counter-Reformation and Response

7m
The Place of the Apocrypha Today

The Place of the Apocrypha Today

5m
Using the Canon Comparison Interactive to Explore Different Canons

Using the Canon Comparison Interactive to Explore Different Canons

5m

Conclusion

Reviewing Our Journey through the Apocrypha

Reviewing Our Journey through the Apocrypha

4m