Susan Docherty is reader in biblical studies and head of theology at Newman University, Birmingham, UK. She is the current chair of the Annual Seminar on the Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, and serves as a member of the steering group for the Society of Biblical Literature Hebrews section. Her main research interests lie in the field of early Jewish and early Christian scriptural interpretation. She is the author of TheUse of the Old Testament in Hebrews (2009) and contributor to Genesis in the New Testament (2012) and The Scriptures of Israel in Jewish and Christian Tradition (2013).
Designed with the beginning student in mind, this volume introduces the reader to the books that did not make it into the Bible or the Apocrypha but that remained popular among Jews and early Christians for centuries.