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dreamstime 258065 300Book by book, chapter by chapter, and verse by verse, this section of provides a detailed reference for each of the books of Scripture.

  • Who recorded the book?
  • When was it written?
  • What was its purpose?

These and other similar questions are brought to bear on the Word of G-d to provide our readers with a greater understanding into the context of what it is they are reading and studying.




The English word "apocrypha" comes from the Greek word ἀπόκρυφα, which means "those having been hidden away". The general term is usually applied to the books that were considered by the Church as useful, but not divinely inspired. Non-canonical books are texts of uncertain authenticity or writings where the work is seriously questioned are often considered apocryphal. Given that different denominations have different ideas about what constitutes canonical scripture, there are several different versions of the apocrypha. 

While these writings are not Scripture, the historical and cultural information contained in them is often very insightful.


Technical References

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An introduction to the Hebrew alphabet, a comparison of the four Gospels, a Messianic Gospel harmony, and other simiilar reference materials are available in this section of our site.



GLOSSARY © Taylor Hinton | iStockPhotoglos·sa·ry: a collection of brief explanations (as in the margin or between the lines of a text) of difficult or obscure words or expressions. has provided this glossary of Hebrew and Greek words to aid our readers' in the understanding of specialized words used in our articles.

Each of the words is highlighted the first time it is used in our articles: just hover the cursor over the text and a description will pop up to help.

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