Most Christians know that the Old Testament ends with the book of Malachi and the New Testament begins with Matthew. In most English versions of the Bible, one blank page separates the two books. What many Christians may not know is that one blank page can represent many years—400, to be exact.
That said, these 400 years have not always been represented by a blank page; in fact, they used to be represented by fourteen books known as the Apocrypha. For centuries, every Lutheran’s Bible included the Apocrypha as long as Luther’s Bible translation was still used. However, when Lutherans moved to English, the Bibles available to them did not include the Apocrypha, so it fell out of the awareness of many Lutherans.
Concordia Publishing House is pleased to announce the revival of these forgotten books with the publication of The Apocrypha: The Lutheran Edition with Notes—the first and only study edition of the Apocrypha published in English with extensive Lutheran notes, and one of the very finest editions of the Apocrypha ever published for use by all Christians. [Read more…] about A Lost Treasure—Found! Discover “The Apocrypha: The Lutheran Edition with Notes”