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Old Testament Canonacial Books - King James Version of the Holy Bible

The Deuterocanonacial Books

Old Testament Apocrypha

  • THE APOCRYPHA OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

    • Old Testament Apocrypha - The Apocrypha Proper of the non-Canonical Jewish literature from 200 B.C. to A.D. 100 constitutes the excess of the Vulgate over the Hebrew Old Testament, which excess was in turn borrowed from the LXX. But this listing follows The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the old Testament in English, Volume i, Apocrypha edited by R.H. Charles and differs from the Apocrypha Proper at once in the way of excess and in the way of defect. 3 Maccabees has been added after 2 Maccabees, since it is contained in many MSS. of the LXX, and 4 Ezra has been transferred to Volume ii, Pseudepigrapha, since it is essentially a Pseudepigraph.

      How the term 'Apocryphal Books' arose has not yet been determined. It did not, as Zahn (Gcscli. dcs Nciitcstamcntlichen Kaiioiis I. i. 123 sq.), Schurer, Porter, N. Schmidt, and others maintain, originate in the Late Hebrew phrase designating 'hidden books.' But Talmudic literature knows nothing of such a class. The Hebrew word ganaz does not mean 'to hide', but 'to store away' things in themselves precious. Indeed, so far is it from being a technical term in reference to non-Canonical writings, that it is most frequently used in reference to the Canonical Scriptures themselves. When writings were wholly without the pale of the Sacred books — such as those of the heretics or Samaritans — they were usually designated hisonim, i.e. 'outside' (Sanh. x. i).

      The term "apocrypha" comes from the Greek word meaning "hidden" or "secret." Originally, the term was applied to sacred books whose contents were too exalted to be made available to the general public. Gradually, the term "apocrypha" took on a disparaging connotation, since the orthodoxy of these hidden books was often questionable.

      Deuterocanonical is a term first coined in 1566 by the theologian Sixtus of Siena to describe scriptural texts of the Old Testament whose canonicity was explicitly defined for Catholics by the Council of Trent. Their acceptance among early Christians was not universal, but regional councils in the West published official canons that included these books as early as the fourth and fifth centuries.

      The Catholic deuterocanonical scriptural texts as defined by the Council of Trent follow the listing in The New English Bible except for 3 Maccabees and 4 Ezra as noted above for this listing.


    • Historical Books
    • Quasi-Historical Books Written With A Moral Purpose
    • Wisdom Literature
    • Additions To And Completions Of The Canonical Books


The New Testament Canonacial Books - King James Version of the Holy Bible

New Testament Apocrypha

Nag Hammadi Library

The Urantia Book

The Urantia Book - Titles of the Papers

The Urantia Book - Contents of the Book

Foreword

PART I. THE CENTRAL AND SUPERUNIVERSES

1. The Universal Father

2 - The Nature Of God

3 - The Attributes Of God

4 - God's Relation To The Universe

5 - God's Relation To The Individual

6 - The Eternal Son

7 - Relation Of The Eternal Son To The Universe

8 - The Infinite Spirit

9 - Relation Of The Infinite Spirit To The Universe

10 - The Paradise Trinity

11 - The Eternal Isle Of Paradise

12 - The Universe Of Universes

13 - The Sacred Spheres Of Paradise

14 - The Central And Divine Universe

15 - The Seven Superuniverses

16 - The Seven Master Spirits

17 - The Seven Supreme Spirit Groups

18 - The Supreme Trinity Personalities

19 - The Co-Ordinate Trinity-Origin Beings

20 - The Paradise Sons Of God

21 - The Paradise Creator Sons

22 - The Trinitized Sons Of God

23 - The Solitary Messengers

24 - Higher Personalities Of The Infinite Spirit

25 - The Messenger Hosts Of Space

26 - Ministering Spirits Of The Central Universe

27 - Ministry Of The Primary Supernaphim

28 - Ministering Spirits Of The Superuniverses

29 - The Universe Power Directors

30 - Personalities Of The Grand Universe

31 - The Corps Of The Finality

PART II. THE LOCAL UNIVERSE

32 - The Evolution Of Local Universes

33 - Administration Of The Local Universe

34 - The Local Universe Mother Spirit

35 - The Local Universe Sons Of God

36 - The Life Carriers

37 - Personalities Of The Local Universe

38 - Ministering Spirits Of The Local Universe

39 - The Seraphic Hosts

40 - The Ascending Sons Of God

41 - Physical Aspects Of The Local Universe

42 - Energy -- Mind And Matter

43 - The Constellations

44 - The Celestial Artisans

45 - The Local System Administration

46 - The Local System Headquarters

47 - The Seven Mansion Worlds

48 - The Morontia Life

49 - The Inhabited Worlds

50 - The Planetary Princes

51 - The Planetary Adams

52 - Planetary Mortal Epochs

53 - The Lucifer Rebellion

54 - Problems Of The Lucifer Rebellion

55 - The Spheres Of Light And Life

56 - Universal Unity

PART III. THE HISTORY OF URANTIA

57 - The Origin Of Urantia

58 - Life Establishment On Urantia

59 - The Marine-Life Era On Urantia

60 - Urantia During The Early Land-Life Era

61 - The Mammalian Era On Urantia

62 - The Dawn Races Of Early Man

63 - The First Human Family

64 - The Evolutionary Races Of Color

65 - The Overcontrol Of Evolution

66 - The Planetary Prince Of Urantia

67 - The Planetary Rebellion

68 - The Dawn Of Civilization

69 - Primitive Human Institutions

70 - The Evolution Of Human Government

71 - Development Of The State

72 - Government On A Neighboring Planet

73 - The Garden Of Eden

74 - Adam And Eve

75 - The Default Of Adam And Eve

76 - The Second Garden

77 - The Midway Creatures

78 - The Violet Race After The Days Of Adam

79 - Andite Expansion In The Orient

80 - Andite Expansion In The Occident

81 - Development Of Modern Civilization

82 - The Evolution Of Marriage

83 - The Marriage Institution

84 - Marriage And Family Life

85 - The Origins Of Worship

86 - Early Evolution Of Religion

87 - The Ghost Cults

88 - Fetishes, Charms, And Magic

89 - Sin, Sacrifice, And Atonement

90 - Shamanism -- Medicine Men And Priests

91 - The Evolution Of Prayer

92 - The Later Evolution Of Religion

93 - Machiventa Melchizedek

94 - The Melchizedek Teachings In The Orient

95 - The Melchizedek Teachings In The Levant

96 - Yahweh -- God Of The Hebrews

97 - Evolution Of The God Concept Among The Hebrews

98 - The Melchizedek Teachings In The Occident

99 - The Social Problems Of Religion

100 - Religion In Human Experience

101 - The Real Nature Of Religion

102 - The Foundations Of Religious Faith

103 - The Reality Of Religious Experience

104 - Growth Of The Trinity Concept

105 - Deity And Reality

106 - Universe Levels Of Reality

107 - Origin And Nature Of Thought Adjusters

108 - Mission And Ministry Of Thought Adjusters

109 - Relation Of Adjusters To Universe Creatures

110 - Relation Of Adjusters To Individual Mortals

111 - The Adjuster And The Soul

112 - Personality Survival

113 - Seraphic Guardians Of Destiny

114 - Seraphic Planetary Government

115 - The Supreme Being

116 - The Almighty Supreme

117 - God The Supreme

118 - Supreme And Ultimate -- Time And Space

119 - The Bestowals Of Christ Michael

PART IV. THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS

120 - The Bestowal Of Michael On Urantia

121 - The Times Of Michael's Bestowal

122 - Birth And Infancy Of Jesus

123 - The Early Childhood Of Jesus

124 - The Later Childhood Of Jesus

125 - Jesus At Jerusalem

126 - The Two Crucial Years

127 - The Adolescent Years

128 - Jesus' Early Manhood

129 - The Later Adult Life Of Jesus

130 - On The Way To Rome

131 - The World's Religions

132 - The Sojourn At Rome

133 - The Return From Rome

134 - The Transition Years

135 - John The Baptist

136 - Baptism And The Forty Days

137 - Tarrying Time In Galilee

138 - Training The Kingdom's Messengers

139 - The Twelve Apostles

140 - The Ordination Of The Twelve

141 - Beginning The Public Work

142 - The Passover At Jerusalem

143 - Going Through Samaria

144 - At Gilboa And In The Decapolis

145 - Four Eventful Days At Capernaum

146 - First Preaching Tour Of Galilee

147 - The Interlude Visit To Jerusalem

148 - Training Evangelists At Bethsaida

149 - The Second Preaching Tour

150 - The Third Preaching Tour

151 - Tarrying And Teaching By The Seaside

152 - Events Leading Up To The Capernaum Crisis

153 - The Crisis At Capernaum

154 - Last Days At Capernaum

155 - Fleeing Through Northern Galilee

156 - The Sojourn At Tyre And Sidon

157 - At Caesarea Philippi

158 - The Mount Of Transfiguration

159 - The Decapolis Tour

160 - Rodan Of Alexandria

161 - Further Discussions With Rodan

162 - At The Feast Of Tabernacles

163 - Ordination Of The Seventy At Magadan

164 - At The Feast Of Dedication

165 - The Perean Mission Begins

166 - Last Visit To Northern Perea

167 - The Visit To Philadelphia

168 - The Resurrection Of Lazarus

169 - Last Teaching At Pella

170 - The Kingdom Of Heaven

171 - On The Way To Jerusalem

172 - Going Into Jerusalem

173 - Monday In Jerusalem

174 - Tuesday Morning In The Temple

175 - The Last Temple Discourse

176 - Tuesday Evening On Mount Olivet

177 - Wednesday, The Rest Day

178 - Last Day At The Camp

179 - The Last Supper

180 - The Farewell Discourse

181 - Final Admonitions And Warnings

182 - In Gethsemane

183 - The Betrayal And Arrest Of Jesus

184 - Before The Sanhedrin Court

185 - The Trial Before Pilate

186 - Just Before The Crucifixion

187 - The Crucifixion

188 - The Time Of The Tomb

189 - The Resurrection

190 - Morontia Appearances Of Jesus

191 - Appearances To The Apostles And Other Leaders

192 - Appearances In Galilee

193 - Final Appearances And Ascension

194 - Bestowal Of The Spirit Of Truth

195 - After Pentecost

196 - The Faith Of Jesus

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Who Wrote the Bible?Who Wrote the Bible?Who Wrote the Bible?Who Wrote the Bible?

Review: "J," "P," "E," and "D" are the names scholars have given to some authors of the Bible, and, as such, they are very important letters to a lot of people. Churches have died and been born, and millions of people have lost faith or found it, because of the last two centuries of debate about who, exactly, wrote the canonical texts of Christianity and Judaism. Richard Elliott Friedman's survey of this debate, in Who Wrote the Bible?, may be the best written popular book about this question. Without condescension or high-flown academic language, Friedman carefully describes the history of textual criticism of the Bible--a subject on which his authority is unparalleled (Friedman has contributed voluminously to the authoritative Anchor Bible Dictionary). But this book is not just smart. Perhaps even more impressive than Friedman's erudition is his sensitivity to the power of textual criticism to influence faith. --Michael Joseph Gross  Paperback: 304 pagesWho Wrote the Bible?



Anthology of World ScripturesAnthology of World ScripturesAnthology of World ScripturesAnthology of World Scriptures

Review: Dr. Robert Van Voorst, Professor of New Testament Studies at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, has written frequently on theology and ministry in various noted journals.

ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES is a comprehensive collection of scriptures from the major world religions, including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as scriptures from more recent religious movements. The text presents scripture readings in context, giving you a framework that shows how each religion is actually practiced today, as well as its history, teachings, organization, ethics and rituals. The readings are supported by introductions, study questions, glossaries, and suggestions for further reading, providing additional tools for review. Paperback: 400 pagesAnthology of World Scriptures


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