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Introduction to the Apocrypha

Hosted By: Torah in Motion

The Apocrypha (meaning “hidden things” in Greek) refers to a set of works deemed canonical by the Egyptian Jewish community, based in Alexandria, but not included in the smaller canon of the Palestinian Jewish community which became the present-day Tanakh. 

This 6-part series will explore some of the narrative and gems included in these historical documents.

Part 1, Feb. 1, 11:00 am: The History of the Second Temple Period I

Part 2, Feb. 8, 11:00 am: The History of the Second Temple Period II

Part 3, Feb. 22, 11:00 am: Novellas: Judith, Greek Esther, Tobit

Part 4, Mar. 1, 11:00 am: Legends of Biblical Heroes: The Daniel Stories

Part 5, Mar. 8, 11:00 am: Historical Records and Historical “Records”: 1 Maccabees and 2 Maccabees

Part 6, Mar. 15, 11:00 am: Wisdom Literature: Ben Sira and 4 Maccabees

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