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Deuterocanonical Books of the Bible Apocrypha

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The Project Gutenberg Etext of Deuterocanonical Books of the Bible

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The Project Gutenberg Etext of Deuterocanonical Books of the Bible also known as the Apocrypha [Book titles added as there were none in the files we received. One typo of Ezra to Esdr was changed as were some of the marginations. The books were each received as an Etext file, and have been put here into one single file for utilty and they are placed in an order suggested by one of our advisors-- we would be happy to post indices of other suggested orderings and other commentaries.]

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Encoded under the direction of Robert Kraft for distribution through the Center for Computer Analysis of Texts, (CCAT), at the University of Pennsylvania. Robert Kraft <kraft@ccat.sas.upenn.edu>

Here is the suggested table of contents of Bob Kraft:

[I have written out the numerals and the words "Book of" etc., for a certain amount of internal consistency with our two previous Project Gutenberg releases of the King James Bible which did not include the books listed below. The tables of contents I received for this were inconsistent in this; I am not a Biblical scholar, and am just doing the best I can; my sincere apologies for any errors, which with your assistance, will be corrected by month's end. There are also Etexts to be made of even more Apocryphal materials, if you can help us get them into our Electronic Public Library. Thanks, Michael S. Hart]

The Books Presented Below Use These Titles

The First Book of Esdras The Second Book of Esdras Esdras [sometimes Fourth Book of Ezra] The Book of Tobit The Book of Judith The Rest of the Chapters of the Book of Esther The Wisdom of Solomon The Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach, or Ecclesiasticus The Book of Baruch The Epistle of Jeremy [sometimes Chapter Six of Baruch] The Song of the Three Holy Children The Prayer of Azariah [missing in one table of contents] The History of Susanna [in Daniel] The History of the Destruction of Bel and the Dragon The Prayer of Manasses King of Judah The First Book of the Maccabees The Second Book of the Maccabees

Here is the table of contents in the order presented below:

The First Book of Esdras The Second Book of Esdras Esdras [sometimes Fourth Book of Ezra] The Greek Additions to Esther The First Book of the Maccabees The Second Book of the Maccabees The Book of Tobit The Book of Judith The Wisdom of Solomon The Book of Sirach (or Ecclesiasticus) The Book of Baruch The Epistle (or letter) of Jeremiah The Book of Susanna (in Daniel) The Prayer of Azariah The Prayer of Manasseh Bel and the Dragon (in Daniel)

The First Book of Esdras

1Esdr 1:1 And Josias held the feast of the passover in Jerusalem unto his Lord, and offered the passover the fourteenth day of the first month;

1Esdr 1:2 Having set the priests according to their daily courses, being arrayed in long garments, in the temple of the Lord.

1Esdr 1:3 And he spake unto the Levites, the holy ministers of Israel, that they should hallow themselves unto the Lord, to set the holy ark of the Lord in the house that king Solomon the son of David had built:

1Esdr 1:4 And said, Ye shall no more bear the ark upon your shoulders: now therefore serve the Lord your God, and minister unto his people Israel, and prepare you after your families and kindreds,

1Esdr 1:5 According as David the king of Israel prescribed, and according to the magnificence of Solomon his son: and standing in the temple according to the several dignity of the families of you the Levites, who minister in the presence of your brethren the children of Israel,

1Esdr 1:6 Offer the passover in order, and make ready the sacrifices for your brethren, and keep the passover according to the commandment of the Lord, which was given unto Moses.

1Esdr 1:7 And unto the people that was found there Josias gave thirty thousand lambs and kids, and three thousand calves: these things were given of the king's allowance, according as he promised, to the people, to the priests, and to the Levites.

1Esdr 1:8 And Helkias, Zacharias, and Syelus, the governors of the temple, gave to the priests for the passover two thousand and six hundred sheep, and three hundred calves.

1Esdr 1:9 And Jeconias, and Samaias, and Nathanael his brother, and Assabias, and Ochiel, and Joram, captains over thousands, gave to the Levites for the passover five thousand sheep, and seven hundred calves.

1Esdr 1:10 And when these things were done, the priests and Levites, having the unleavened bread, stood in very comely order according to the kindreds,

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