The Missing Books Of The Bible Volume II Author:Halo Press (c) 1996, Halo Press is a trademark of Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc. Volume II Books: The Wisdom of Jesus ; — The Son of Sirach ; The Book of Baruch ;The Epistle of Jeremy ; The Prayer of Azariah ; The History of Susanna ; The History of the Destruction of Bel and the Dragon ; — The Prayer of Manasses ; The First Book of Maccabees ; — The Second Boo... more »k of Maccabees. ;;; For several hundred years, the biblical heroine Susanna was among the most popular subjects in European Art. She was painted by Rembrandt, Rubens and Tintoetto, among others. The biblical hero Judah Maccabbee inspired works by famous composer George Handel and poet Henry Wadsorth Longfellow.
Yet, modern readers who want to learn more about these important biblical figures are likely to find their stories missing from their bibles. These and other books are known as the apocrypha, meaning "missing" or "things hidden away". Why were these books omitted from some bibles? In the Missing Books of the Bible, you'll learn their fascinating history and be able to read them in their entirety.« less