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DD Gott - Donadees Corner
5.0 out of 5 starsHistory at it's finest and all so quick!
Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2018
I love reading the history of all kinds (people, places, and things) well now I have found another outlet to get my fill! It is so nice to quickly read about times and people and have all of the important bits right at my fingertips. My thanks to Charles River Editors to publishing all these wonderful books. History at it finest and all so quick! History at it finest and all so quick! History at it's finest and all so quick!
And now we find that the Old Testament could have been more exciting than it already is! What was left out? The story of Lilith, the first woman before Eve was created; the strange visions of Enoch; the original fall of the rebellious angels led by Semiaxas- Satan (not included in the OT);, the story of Adam's death... well. I found this illuminating as well as entertaining with all the news about other books that were lost, until some shepherds near the Black Sea found a cave filled with ancient documents... This book is not the collection of all the Jewish apocrypha (I assume this should take more than 700 pages) but the History of the texts, the synopsis, plus some relevant fragments and an overall look at the lost books of the OT. Recommended.
I applaud this book for its uncomplicated introduction to the vast treasury of inspired literature that exists around the Bible 'canon'. It whets the appetite for further exploration of these 'apocryphal' texts without getting lost in the weeds of scholarship and paraphrases some fascinating stories from those works. A few minor editing corrections remain to be addressed but are inconsequential to enjoyment of the book.