Books Called the Apocrypha


The Books Removed From the Bible & Called "Apocrypha"

Please read the History of the Bible & Apocrypha here!


Tobit - a righteous Israelite from the tribe of Naphtali

Judith - an Israelite woman who seduced (without fornication) the invading general to inevitably assassinate him

1 Maccabees - History of Hanukkah. Jewish persecution, war, temple desecration, & God's victory.

2 Maccabees - Additional perspective to 1Macc.

3 Maccabees - Persecution of the Jews under Ptolemy IV Philopator

4 Maccabees - Elaborative & dramatized themes from 2Macc

Wisdom of Solomon - Ancient Godly wisdom from the from the wisest man who lived.

Ecclesiasticus - Also known as 'Wisdom of Sirach'. Largest known book of ancient God-fearing wisdom 

1 Baruch and the Letter of Jeremiah - Baruch was the scribe of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 36:4)

Original Book of Esther - Notice how the book of Esther in the Bible doesn't mention God once. This FULL book of Esther includes the portions that were removed.

Prayer of Azariah (Abednego) and The Song of the Three Jews (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) - While in the fiery furnace

Susanna  (Daniel Chapter 13)

Ba'al and the Dragon  (Daniel Chapter 14) 

1 Esdras 

2 Esdras

Prayer of Manasseh - As referenced in 2 Chronicles 33:18-19

Psalm 151


The Bibles we personally own that include these books:

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 

1611 King James Version

The Cepher Bible (87 books)