Despite the different opinions on the degree of authority that should be given to the books of the Apocrypha, most Christians agree that these books are valuable. Because these books were written in the intertestamental period, they provide helpful insight into Jewish history, beliefs, and religious practices immediately prior to the birth of Jesus. People who read them will be better able to understand the political, cultural, ethical, and religious context of the contemporaries of Jesus.
This affordable paperback edition of the King James Version Apocrypha makes these books available in an easy-to-read format.
Includes the books:
- The rest of Esther
- Baruch, with the Epistle of Jeremiah
- Song of the Three Children
- The Story of Susanna
- The Idol Bel, and the Dragon
- The Prayer of Manasses
- 1 Maccabees
- 2 Maccabees
The King James Version has a long-standing reputation, and is one of the oldest English translations still being read today. Widely used by conservative Protestants, the KJV is published at a 12th grade reading level. For more information on the different Bible translations, view our Bible Translation Guide.