More Praise for the Apocrypha: Lutheran Study Edition
The words of encouragement, praise and endorsement keep rolling in from a broad range of scholars who have had a chance to review an unedited proof copy of The Apocrypha: The Lutheran Edition with Notes. It will be out by the end of October 2012.
I recommend this edition of the Apocrypha as a timely and useful addition to The Lutheran Study Bible. The Apocrypha have been considered as a part of the biblical canon for most of the church’s history, and while the Reformers may have had good reasons for thinking differently, they still had a high regard for them. This edition enables both scholars and lay readers to understand why.
Professor of Systematic Theology
School of Mission and Theology
The books of the Apocrypha are absolutely essential for understanding the Jewish context of early Christianity. The Apocrypha: The Lutheran Edition with Notes is an outstanding work of scholarship that provides a welcome service to Lutherans and, indeed, to Christians of other traditions interested in reading and studying these fascinating and often entertaining writings, which the great Luther himself deemed “useful and good to read.” A thoughtfully edited and attractively produced volume, it includes many unique features and has the fullest annotations of any comparable study edition. In all, this is a monumental achievement and valuable resource for scholars, students, and lay people alike.
Daniel C. Harlow
Professor of Religion, Calvin College
Editor, The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism
Coming October 2012.