Numerous documents record and explain God’s dealings with His people. The long careful process of recognizing which of these documents to include in God’s divinely inspired record is – obviously – an important one. This lesson surveys that process. Because of their enormous contribution to the canonization process, a study of the Dead Sea Scrolls is included in this lesson.Lesson Objectives
When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:
As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
Read at least one work from the Apocrypha and one from Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. Search the Internet or Bible reference tools to learn more about the Old Testament Apocrypha. After reading from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, select one book and reflect on the main characters, theme, and plot of the book. How is the book different from an English Old Testament book? Similar? What did you learn from reading the book?