Christians Should Read the Apocrypha


Many Christians refer to the 400 years between the Old and New Testaments as the “silent years.” In today’s Seven Minute Seminary, Caleb Friedeman suggests that this is a mistake. On the contrary, a lot was happening in that period (read more in our article, “What Happened Between the Old and New Testaments.“) and the story of God’s people continued as the birth of their Messiah was expected with mounting anticipation.

Many stories found in the Apocrypha help illuminate and explain key New Testament concepts, both in the Gospels and beyond. It proves a valuable exercise for Christians to read this extra-canonical group of historical treatises.

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