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The Rest of the Bible: A Guide to the Old Testament of the Early Church

ISBN: 9781936270156


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This book argues that the original Old Testament was full of personal, powerful stories that still have meaning for Christians today. A beautiful widow risks her life to defend her people while men cower in fear. A young man takes a journey with an archangel and faces down a demon in order to marry a woman seven times widowed. A reprobate king repents and miraculously turns back toward God. A Jewish exile plays a game of riddles in a Persian king’s court. Young men and widows become martyrs in the face of idolatry. Wisdom is detailed and exalted. Christ is revealed. These and many other stories make up the collection of writings explored in this book—from ancient Jewish religious texts many people have never read. Mathis states that these books of the Greek Old Testament were a vital part of the church’s life in the early centuries, and are still read and treasured by Orthodox Christians today. The Rest of the Bible provides a brief and intriguing introduction to each of these valuable texts, which St. Athanasius termed “the Readables.”

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  • Presents an Orthodox perspective on “the Readables,” early texts
  • Examines the stories in lesser-known writings such as Maccabees
  • Discusses the modern relevance of these stories and texts
  • The Readables
  • The Prayer of Manasseh & Psalm 151
  • 1 Ezra
  • Tobit
  • Judith
  • Esther
  • 1 Maccabees
  • 2 Maccabees
  • 3 Maccabees
  • The Wisdom of Solomon
  • The Wisdom of Sirach
  • Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremiah
  • Additions to Daniel: Susanna, Songs of the Three Holy Children, Bel & the Dragon
  • Title: The Rest of the Bible: A Guide to the Old Testament of the Early Church
  • Author: Theron Mathis
  • Publisher: Ancient Faith
  • Print Publication Date: 2011
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. O.T. Apocrypha › Introductions; Apocryphal books (Old Testament) › Introductions
  • ISBNs: 9781936270156, 1936270153
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-12T05:29:19Z

With the Logos edition of this resource, these powerful reference tools automatically integrate with your Logos library, allowing you to cross-reference them and study Orthodoxy like never before. Pull these accessible texts up side-by-side with other theological experts in your library to see what other denominations have to say. Important terms, figures, and dates link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, the timeline, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Logos mobile apps let you bring the discussion with you. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place so you get the most out of your study.

Theron Mathis received his BS in Religion from Liberty University and his MDiv from Southern Seminary. Raised Baptist, Mathis converted to Orthodoxy after attending seminary. He is a blogger for “The Sounding Orthodox Blog.”


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