History of New Testament Times an Introduction to the Apocrypha by Robert H. Pfeiffer
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There is an analysis of the contents of each book and a literary criticism of these various writings which date from the period covered in the historical study. A scholarly work which will appeal primarily to specialists in the field of church history.
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If you steal from one author, its plagiarism; if you steal from many, its research. Wilson Mizner After eight years, later than anticipated, I present here the sequel and completion of my Introduction to tJ ie Old Testament. The unexpectedly warm reception and generous appraisal of that book had encouraged me to write an Introduction to the Apocrypha in the same style and for the same public; but after completing it, I could not resist the temptation to preface it with a history of the period in which the Apocrypha were written. The incredibly favorable reviews and astonishing wide circulation of the first volume produced in me a sense of duty a most distressing feeling urging the completion of the work. In addition to what seemed to me a royal command to undertake this considerable labor, I may adduce two other reasons as my excuse for inflicting on long-suffering readers another bulky tome. First of all, like other writers of manuals, I was convinced (O blissful illusion!) that my book was needed, for no other book in existence presented the same information quite as well! Otherwise no university instructor who does not expect academic promotion or other advantages from his book, would ever submit to the labor and mental agony involved in its preparation unless he was utterly insane. When I began to teach a course on The Intertestamental Period at theB oston University School ofT heology twenty-five years ago, I could find no textbook for my students except the five-volume antiquated English translation of Emil Schiirer sgreat Geschichte des Judischen Volkes, out of print in English and German; I had luckily purchased a copy of the last German edition, and thus prepared a lecture course! The second reason is merely the momentum derived from the fun of teaching that course through the years. If the students had not shown interest in the subject and given me
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Published June 17, 2012 by Forgotten Books. 582 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality.
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There is an analysis of the contents of each book and a literary criticism of these various writings which date from the period covered in the historical study. A scholarly work which will appeal primarily to specialists in the field of church history.

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