Category Archives: The Apocrypha

The Apocrypha wrap-up: Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged

The Apocrypha wrap-up: Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged When I started this Bible project in January 2013, I didn’t imagine I’d still be writing and reading about the topic a year and a half later—especially finishing the Bible itself. … Continue reading

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The Apocrypha’s “Second Book of Maccabees”: A Failed Attempt to Re-imagine Maccabees

In 2012, in the Sanctuary of Mercy Church near the Spanish city of Zaragoza, a fresco of Jesus (titled “Behold the Man”) had deteriorated, and, given how prized this work of art was, a number of officials wanted it restored. … Continue reading

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The Apocrypha’s “The First Book of Maccabees” II: Deceit in the Ancient World—Wooing Israel Like Dating Game Contestants

The Apocrypha’s “The First Book of Maccabees” II: Deceit in the Ancient World—Wooing Israel Like Dating Game Contestants I’m not big on dating shows, and, to be honest, when I was single, I wasn’t particularly good at dating. I saw … Continue reading

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