Sunday Evening Bible Study
Rabbi Larry’s Small Group meets in the conference room at 4square Tax & Accounting at 5PM Sunday evenings.
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We will start by looking at the apocryphal/deuterocanonical books from the inter-testamentary period. Confessions of the Presbyterian Church do not accept these books as scripture. There are many such books and even more that are only recognized by specific denominations (mainly Orthodox).
5. 1 Maccabees
6. 2 Maccabees
• Plus 12 Additions to Esther, Daniel, and Baruch:
We won’t do all the books, but we will cover the seven above (not in that order) and another eighth book that does not even rise to the lofty status of apocryphal, the book of First Enoch. We’ll cover First Enoch first, however our first meeting back will be an overview of the historical
and cultural context of these books. All of the books are available at no cost online; and are printed in some study bibles.
Chapter 1, Article 3 of the [Presbyterian] Westminster Confession says: “The books commonly called Apocrypha, not being of divine inspiration, are no part of the Canon of Scripture; and therefore, are of no authority in the Church of God, nor to be any otherwise approved, or made use of, then other human writings.” Join us for a walk on the wild side as we continue to push the boundaries of creed and dogma in reverence to our Triune God.