Fortress Press

The Apocrypha: Fortress Commentary on the Bible Study Edition

This concise commentary on the Apocrypha, excerpted from the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha, engages readers in the work of biblical interpretation. Contributors from a rich diversity of perspectives connect historical-critical analysis with sensitivity to current theological, cultural, and interpretive issues. Each chapter (Tobit through 4 Maccabees) includes an introduction and commentary based on three lenses: ancient context, the interpretative tradition, and contemporary questions and challenges. The Apocrypha introduces fresh perspectives and draws students, preachers, and interested readers into the challenging work of interpretation. 

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506415871
  • eBook ISBN 9781506415888
  • Dimensions 7.5 x 9.25
  • Pages 266
  • Publication Date September 1, 2016


Editor’s/Publisher’s Note
Introduction—The Editors
Reading the Old Testament in Ancient and Contemporary Contexts—Matthew J. M. Coomber
​The People of God and the Peoples of the Earth—Hugh R. Page Jr.
Reading the Christian Old Testament in the Contemporary World—Daniel L. Smith-Christopher
Introduction to the Apocrypha—Eileen M. Schuller
Tobit—Micah D. Kiel
Judith—Corrine L. Carvalho
Esther (the Greek Additions)—Vivian Johnson
Wisdom of Solomon—Emerson B. Powery
Sirach—Stacy Davis
Baruch—Karina Martin Hogan
The Letter of Jeremiah—Patricia K. Tull
Introduction to All Additions to Daniel—Lawrence M. Wills
Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Young Men—Lawrence M. Wills
Susanna—Nyasha Junior
Bel and the Dragon—Lawrence M. Wills
1 Maccabees—Michael S. Moore
2 Maccabees—Michael S. Moore
1 Esdras—Daniel L. Smith-Christopher
Prayer of Manasseh—Christopher Frechette
Psalm 151—Christopher Frechette
3 Maccabees—Samuel I. Thomas
2 Esdras (4, 5, and 6 Ezra) —Robin Darling Young
4 Maccabees—Samuel I. Thomas