This is the full, uninterrupted audiobook of the 14 books of the Apocrypha - listen with the passion this masterpiece deserves by number one best-selling voice talent Steve Cook.
The word “Apocrypha” originates from the Greek word apókruphos, which means “hidden”, referencing to its selective state in different renditions of books - consequently, many have sought to discover why this is so.
For many, this relates to a sense of the forbidden has swirled around these books, even though the Apocrypha was included in the Old Testament of the ancient historic churches. Others feel that it plays against their personal beliefs as well as the beliefs of others.
The books called the Apocrypha were written during the third to the first centuries B.C. They would get their origins from such diverse places such as Alexandria (Egypt), Antioch (Syria), and Israel. Some of these books were written in Greek, which was the common language throughout the Mediterranean during those times and continuing into the time of the New Testament. Many of these works were originally written in Aramaic and Hebrew before they would be translated into Greek.
The Apocrypha has been part of the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Coptic, and other ancient churches which have a history tracing back to apostolic times, but have not been recognized by Orthodox Jews or Protestant Christians as scriptures inspired by God and therefore non-canonical. These books have been published in many historic bibles.
Accredited seminaries throughout the world require their students read this great piece of theological history. Listen and be inspired by these stories that bring clarity during an interesting “intertestmental” (between the Old and New Testaments) period.