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
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Introducing the Speaker and Course

6m

The Apocrypha: A General Introduction

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

2m
Accessing the Apocrypha in Logos
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Accessing the Apocrypha in Logos

8m
What’s in the Apocrypha?
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What’s in the Apocrypha?

10m
Value of the Apocrypha: Provides Important Background Information
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Value of the Apocrypha: Provides Important Background Information

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

8m
Exploring Old Testament Festivals with Interactive Media
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Exploring Old Testament Festivals with Interactive Media

5m
The Wisdom of Ben Sira
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The Wisdom of Ben Sira

10m
Studying Books of the Apocrypha with Passage Guide
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Studying Books of the Apocrypha with Passage Guide

5m
Other Topics in Ben Sira
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Other Topics in Ben Sira

10m
Ben Sira and Jewish Piety
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Ben Sira and Jewish Piety

9m

The Books of the Apocrypha: 1 and 2 Maccabees

1 and 2 Maccabees
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1 and 2 Maccabees

8m
The Background of the Maccabees
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The Background of the Maccabees

10m
The Maccabean Revolt
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The Maccabean Revolt

8m
Using the Timeline Tool to Study the Intertestamental History
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Using the Timeline Tool to Study the Intertestamental History

5m
2 Maccabees and Deuteronomy
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2 Maccabees and Deuteronomy

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

9m
1 Maccabees
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1 Maccabees

10m
Maccabees and Zeal for the Torah
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Maccabees and Zeal for the Torah

6m

The Books of the Apocrypha: Judith and 2 Esdras

Introduction to Judith
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Introduction to Judith

10m
Judith and the “Ideal Woman”
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Judith and the “Ideal Woman”

6m
Historical Issues in Judith
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Historical Issues in Judith

6m
Judith: The Ethics of Deceit
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Judith: The Ethics of Deceit

9m
Introduction to 2 Esdras
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Introduction to 2 Esdras

10m
Searching the Apocrypha with Logos Tagging
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Searching the Apocrypha with Logos Tagging

5m
2 Esdras: Torah and Election after AD 70
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2 Esdras: Torah and Election after AD 70

10m
2 Esdras: Judgment on Rome and the Gentiles
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2 Esdras: Judgment on Rome and the Gentiles

8m

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

Introduction to Tobit
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Introduction to Tobit

11m
Tobit’s Ethical and Theological Contributions
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Tobit’s Ethical and Theological Contributions

11m
Tobit and Prayer
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Tobit and Prayer

4m
Tobit’s Eschatology
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Tobit’s Eschatology

5m
Using the Factbook to Explore the Apocrypha
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Using the Factbook to Explore the Apocrypha

6m
Susanna: Overview and Lessons
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Susanna: Overview and Lessons

6m
Introduction to Baruch
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Introduction to Baruch

4m
Baruch: Torah and Repentance
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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
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Letter of Jeremiah: Overview and Lessons

7m
Bel and the Dragon: Overview and Lessons
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Bel and the Dragon: Overview and Lessons

7m
Introduction to the Wisdom of Solomon
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Introduction to the Wisdom of Solomon

4m
The Ungodly and the Righteous
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The Ungodly and the Righteous

9m
Critique of Gentile Religion and Practice
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Critique of Gentile Religion and Practice

11m
Searching for Wisdom in Psalms and Proverbs
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Searching for Wisdom in Psalms and Proverbs

6m
Introduction to Greek Esther
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Introduction to Greek Esther

4m
Jew-Gentile Tensions in Greek Esther
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Jew-Gentile Tensions in Greek Esther

7m

The Books of the Apocrypha: 3 and 4 Maccabees

Introduction to 3 Maccabees
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Introduction to 3 Maccabees

8m
Tensions Without, Tensions Within
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Tensions Without, Tensions Within

7m
Prayer in 3 Maccabees
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Prayer in 3 Maccabees

6m
Introduction to 4 Maccabees
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Introduction to 4 Maccabees

9m
A Defense of the Jewish Way of Life
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A Defense of the Jewish Way of Life

9m
Reflections on the Jewish Martyrs
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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
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Prayer of Manasseh: Overview and Lessons

4m
Psalm 151: Overview and Lessons
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Psalm 151: Overview and Lessons

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

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Prayer of Azariah
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Prayer of Azariah

4m
Song of the Three Young Men
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Song of the Three Young Men

3m

Sketches of the Impact of the Apocrypha

Ben Sira and the Teachings of Jesus
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Ben Sira and the Teachings of Jesus

13m
Finding Connections between the Apocrypha and the New Testament
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Finding Connections between the Apocrypha and the New Testament

4m
Ben Sira and the Teachings of James
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Ben Sira and the Teachings of James

6m
Comparing Ben Sira and James on Speech
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Comparing Ben Sira and James on Speech

5m
2 and 4 Maccabees and Early Christian Martyrological Literature
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2 and 4 Maccabees and Early Christian Martyrological Literature

12m
Wisdom of Solomon and Early Christian Theology
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Wisdom of Solomon and Early Christian Theology

8m
The Apocrypha as Prophetic Witness to Christ
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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
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The Apocrypha and the Jewish Bible: The Emerging Consensus

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

9m
The Use of the Apocrypha in the Early Churches
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The Use of the Apocrypha in the Early Churches

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

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

6m
The Apocrypha and the Reformation: The Swiss Reformers
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The Apocrypha and the Reformation: The Swiss Reformers

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

7m
The Place of the Apocrypha Today
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The Place of the Apocrypha Today

5m
Using the Canon Comparison Interactive to Explore Different Canons
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Using the Canon Comparison Interactive to Explore Different Canons

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Conclusion

Reviewing Our Journey through the Apocrypha
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Reviewing Our Journey through the Apocrypha

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