ESV Apocrypha Text Edition (Cambridge)

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A Reformed | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, May 16 2022 12:38 PM

Hello, I just added a request for the "ESV Apocrypha" by Cambridge to the Faithlife Feedback requests that can be voted on:


Instead of relying on the only partial Deuterocnanonicals of the ESV Catholic Edition, or having to pay extra for Lutheran Apocrypha commentary that is not needed... how about the full ESV Apocrypha alone?

Link to the Cambridge ESV Apocrypha:

Typography: Minion
Page size: 229 x 152 mm
Page extent: 288 pp.
Spine width: c. 22 mm

DATE PUBLISHED: February 2021
FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9781108842020
LENGTH: 288 pages
DIMENSIONS: 236 x 157 x 17 mm
WEIGHT: 0.49kg

‘Apocrypha’ means ‘hidden things’, and is the term used to describe the books which were not accepted into the Hebrew Canon, but which survive in the Greek Scriptures. These books were written in the period between the Old and New Testaments.
Until the sixteenth century, the Apocryphal books were an intrinsic part of the Bible, although often regarded as deuterocanonical, or of secondary importance. Martin Luther wrote that they were 'nevertheless useful and good to read'. The Apocrypha still hold value for study and spiritual enlightenment.
This new edition of the ESV Apocrypha includes the same books as found in the Revised Standard Version Apocrypha: Tobit, 1-4 Maccabees, Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach, Judith, Baruch, Psalm 151, along with the additions to Esther and Daniel. Like the ESV Bible, the translation of these books strives for accuracy, providing an essentially literal word-for-word approach to the original texts.
This attractive text edition will be valuable for exploring these texts and enriching understanding of the history and thought of the Jewish people during the centuries leading up to the birth of Christ.
> First publication of the ESV Apocrypha as a standalone version

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Brian W. Davidson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 16 2022 1:03 PM

Added my vote, but I didn't even realize the ESV Apocrypha was available in the Catholic Edition. That's fantastic.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 16 2022 3:17 PM

Did you check out The Apocrypha: The Lutheran Edition with Notes | Logos Bible Software

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A Reformed | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 17 2022 2:43 PM

It'd be nice just to have the plain book, instead of needing to pay extra for a denominational commentary just to purchase it.
Also, I did own the Lutheran edition, and when copying the citation for the ESV Apocrypha, it just defaults to the Lutheran citation info with no mention of the ESV and I find that small detail irritating.

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