Apocryphal Bible Bibliography


      Willis Barnstone, ed. The Other Bible. HarperSanFrancisco, 1984.

    Ancient Near Eastern Texts

      Matthews, Victor H. & Benjamin, Don C., eds. Old Testament Parallels. Paulist Press, 1997.

      Pritchard, James, ed. Ancient Near Eastern texts relating to the Old Testament. Princeton U. Press, 1969.

    Old Testament Deuterocanonicals / Apocrypha

      Although this is an excellent one volume edition of the "Old Testament Apocrypha," I would recommend just getting a good Roman Catholic translation, like The Jerusalem Bible or The New American Bible. These translations include these books, and are good Bible translations (which you probably don't have) as well.

      May, Herbert G. & Metzger, Bruce M., eds. The new Oxford annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Revised Standard Version. .Oxford U. Press, 1977.

      See also R.H. Charles, below.

    Old Testament "Pseudepigrapha"

      Charles, R.H. The apocrypha & pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, 2 vols. Oxford U. Press, 1984. The "Apocrypha" volume belongs in the previous category.

      Charlesworth, James, ed. The Old Testament pseudepigrapha, 2 vols. 1994.

      Platt, Rutherford, ed. The lost books of the Bible & the forgotten books of Eden. Apocryphile Press, 2005. King James English style translation.

      Sparks, H. F. D., ed. The Apocryphal Old Testament. Oxford U. Press, 1985.

    Dead Sea Scrolls

      Gaster, Theodor H. The Dead Sea Scriptures. Doubleday, 1976.

      Martinez, Florentino. The Dead Sea Scrolls study edition. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000.

      Martinez, Florentino Garcia. The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated. Willaim B. Eerdmans, 1996.

      Vermes, Geza. The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls In English. Penguin Group, 1997.

      Wise, Michael, Martin Abegg, Edward Cook. The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation. Harper Collins Publishing. 1996: pp. 281-283.

    Apostolic Fathers & other early Christian writers

      Holmes, Michael W., ed, Apostolic Fathers In English. Baker Academic, 2006

      Roberts, Alexander & Donaldson, James. The Apostolic Fathers: Ante Nicene Christian Library Translations Of The Writings Of The Fathers Down To Ad 325. Kessinger Publishing, 2004.

    New Testament Apocrypha (general)

      Ehrman, Bart D. Lost Scriptures : Books that Did Not Make It into the New Testament. Oxford U. Press, 2003.

      Elliot, J. K. The Apocryphal New Testament. Clarendon Press, 1994.

      Hennecke, Edgar, et al. New Testament Apocrypha, 2 vols. The Westminster Press, 1963.

      James, M. R., ed. The New Testament Apocrypha. Apocryphile Press, 2004.

    Apocryphal Gospels

      Cartlidge, David R. & Dungan, David L. Documents for the study of the Gospels. Collins, 1980.

      Kasser, Rodolphe, et al. The Gospel of Judas. National Geogaphic, 2006.

      Miller, Robert J., ed. The complete Gospels: annotated scholars version. HarperSanFrancisco, 1995

    Gnostic Scriptures

      Layton, Bentley. The Gnostic Scriptures. Doubleday, 1995.

      Robinson, James M. The Nag Hammadi Library. HarperSanFrancisco, 1990.

Prepared by Alan Humm 6/2006