Why you should read the Apocrypha

Saint Athanasius of Alexandria. Source: Wikipedia Did you know that Athanasius, Cogent of the Trinity, recommended reading the Apocrypha? In his 39th Festal Letter, after giving us one of the earliest canon lists, he writes the following: “…there are other books besides these not indeed included in the Canon but appointed by the Fathers to […]

Was there a “Septuagint Canon”?

In biblical and theological instruction and writing, it is common to refer to “the LXX” or “the Septuagint.” Old Testament / Hebrew Bible scholars refer to the LXX as the oldest translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, and scholars in New Testament and early Christian studies refer to the Septuagint as the text which the New […]