Oxford Handbook of the Apocrypha

The title probably tells you what you need to know about this book. Sure to contain at least something of interest to lovers of the parabiblical esoteric.

The Oxford Handbook of the Apocrypha
Edited by Gerbern S. Oegema
Hardcover, 624 pages
ISBN: 9780190689643

Table of Contents

Part I: The Apocrypha in Judaism and Christianity
The Apocrypha: An Introduction

  1. The Apocrypha in the Context of Early Judaism
  2. The Apocrypha, the Septuagint, and other Greek Witnesses
  3. A Canonical History of the Old Testament Apocrypha
  4. The Apocrypha in the History of Christianity
  5. The Protestant Reception of the Apocrypha

Part II: The Apocrypha
Historical and Legendary:

  1. Apocrypha, Genre, and Historicity
  2. 1 Esdras (Greek Ezra)
  3. Baruch
  4. Book of Judith
  5. 1 Maccabees’ Ethics, Etiquette, Political Theology, and Structure
  6. 2 Maccabees
  7. 3 Maccabees
  8. 4 Maccabees


  1. The Apocrypha and Apocalypticism
  2. 2 Esdras


  1. Wisdom Literature of the Apocrypha and Related Compositions of the
    Second Temple Era
  2. Sirach
  3. Tobit
    19 .The Wisdom of Solomon

Additions to Biblical Books:

  1. The Additions to Daniel
  2. The Additions of the Greek Book(s) of Esther
  3. Epistle of Jeremiah
  4. Prayer of Manasseh
  5. Psalm 151-155

Part III: Major Themes in the Apocrypha

  1. Jewish Religion in the Apocrypha: Between Biblical Precepts and
    Early Rabbinic Thought
  2. Women and Gender in the Apocrypha
  3. Theology and Ethics in the Apocrypha
  4. Sexuality in the Apocrypha
  5. Biblical Theology and the Apocrypha