Strength to Strength welcomed David Bercot to explore the books of the Old Testament apocrypha.

These books from the so-called intertestamental period, largely written in Greek, have had a strong influence throughout the history of the church. This extended to Anabaptism in Europe, and significantly was a part of the King James Version of 1611. The Apocryphal books were often printed with the KJV up until about the 19th century.

David explores the history and controversy surrounding these books, and offers a great perspective for our consideration today.

An interactive question-and-answer period follows.

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David Bercot is an author, church historian, and founder of Scroll Publishing, a ministry that distributes material on the subjects of early Christianity and radical Christian discipleship.

David and his wife Deborah worship with Chambersburg Christian Fellowship in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

This presentation is part of a series called “Sacred Writings.” Be sure to follow the entire series:


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