Bruce M. Metzger, Princeton Theological Seminary. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977, softbound, 286 pages.
“Professor Metzger’s Introduction to the Apocrypha is a classic. The style of the author makes the book not only highly informative but also eminently readable. Students of the Bible will find in this book a truly enjoyable introduction to an important body of religious literature which had an amazing impact upon culture.”–Gunther Wagner, University of New Mexico.
“For several decades this has been a classic text for the study of Jewish literature between the Old and New Testament periods. It still stands as a classic and vital text for the study of this literature.”–Donald D. Williford, Hardin Simmons University
“An excellent piece of work…by a sound Biblical and historical scholar.”–Luther A. Weigle
“An excellent summary of the literature and a good guide to the passages demanding closer scrutiny. [It] also reveals the pervasive influence of the Apocrypha in art, religion, and literature.”–James B. Shelton, Oral Roberts University.