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In Books Jesus Read, Robert Lay takes his readers on a guided tour of the Apocrypha—Jewish history, stories, and wisdom written in the four hundred years between the Old and New Testaments. These are some of the writings Jesus and other first century Jews would have known. For anyone wanting to better understand Jesus and the New Testament, look no further than the books Jesus himself may have read.
This book provides a wonderful service in making the OT Apocrypha accessible to non-specialists. These ancient Jewish texts are rich devotionally, and they provide essential background for the proper interpretation of the New Testament. There is little doubt that Jesus and his earliest Jewish followers were well acquainted with these works.
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Bible, Apocrypha, Criticism, interpretation, etc, Apocryphal books (Old Testament), Criticism, interpretation, etc
Arts and Humanities | Christianity | History of Christianity | Religion
Lay, Robert F., "Books Jesus Read: Learning from the Apocrypha" (2022). Sacred Roots Spiritual Classics. 4.