Rediscover a great biblical and literary classic in the new, refreshing ESV translation.
Protestants exclude the Apocrypha from te Bible, but its literary and cultural value cannot be dismissed. Concordia Publishing House is proud to publish the first and only ESV Edition of the Apocrypha with notes and annotations by Lutheran scholars.
Described by Martin Luther as useful texts to read, but not divinely inspired, the Apocrypha allows Lutherans to look back at their heritage and see the Bible as our forefathers would have. Furthermore, the texts of the Apocrypha are essential reading for filling in the 400-year gap between the Old and New Testaments.
A key resource for understanding the New Testament's background, Concordia's The Apocrypha will include notes, maps, charts, illustrations, introductions to the books, and an extensive set of articles that will provide guidance to those who are studying ancient literatures such as the Dead Sea Scrolls.
This study Bible-style treatment of the Apocrypha is certain to be the most extensive, popular edition available; especially to those eager to study the unique Lutheran perspective on these books and the time between the testaments.