– a collection or list of sacred books accepted as genuine.
The Bible originally had 93 books all together. The Protestant Church in the 1800’s omitted books out of the bible. Bible authors over the years have decided to take it upon their own understanding to decide which books of the bible are considered to be of divine inspiration. These books are called the Apocrypha. The Apocrypha is not meant to be read by the everyday church goer. These books have been set aside to be used to teaching and reference.
I have found these books to be just as important as the canonized selection. These books may have been left out of most modern day bibles, but is easily accessible to those willing to seek it out. Here is a list of the Apocrypha books: 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, Tobit, Judith, Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach, Baruch, Letter of Jeremiah, Prayer of Azariah, Song of the Three Young Men, Susanna, Bel and the Dragon, Prayer of Manasseh, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, and additions to the book of Esther.
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”