Daniel, Esther and Jeremiah: The Additions (Anchor Bible Series, Vol. 44)

Daniel, Esther and Jeremiah: The Additions (Anchor Bible Series, Vol. 44)

By: Anchor

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The apocryphal sections of Daniel, Esther, and Jeremiah and vibrant works which cast light on the life and thought of the Jewish nation at the time of the Exile, adding dramatic excitement and increasing the religious significance of these beloved Bible tales. The "Additions to the Book of Daniel" tell the exciting stories of the Fiery Furnace, Susanna and the Elders, and the confrontations between Daniel and the gods of Babylon; and show how God preserved the faithful in the face of certain death. The "Book of Esther" is transformed by the "Additions" from a so-called 'secular' work to a wonderful and dramatic tale of God's concern and care for His people under the tyranny of foreign oppressors. The "Additions to the Book of Jeremiah" consists of poems and prayers addressed to the people to the people of the Exile, exhorting them to shun idolatry and offering encouragement for a repressed nation. Why were these invaluable "Additions" excluded from the canonical versions of the books? This is a fascinating question which is considered in the introductions and notes it the different sections of this volume. The engrossing problems of authorship, date and place of composition, and the intended relevance of each "Addition" are also dealt with clearly and comprehensively. Illustrated with pages of well-chosen photographs, this work amplifies and enhances our understanding and appreciation of the canonical scriptures.

Title: Daniel, Esther and Jeremiah: The Additions (Anchor Bible Series, Vol. 44)

Author Name: Anchor

Categories: Bible Reference,

Publisher: Anchor Bible: June 1977

ISBN Number: 0385047029

ISBN Number 13: 9780385047029

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 301546