Deuterocanonical Books

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  1. Liturgyworks

    Liturgyworks Well-Known Member Anglican

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    Why not download it for free here? http://bcp2019.anglicanchurch.net/

    I myself prefer reading on my iPad to reading “dead trees”; this was not the case back in the day even of the first gen iPad, but since iPads started shipping with retina displays and advanced color management, I find myself preferring it.
     
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    I like to have a hard copy with me for when I don't have a computer but for now I think the download will do nicely.
     
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    Liturgyworks Well-Known Member Anglican

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    If I were in your position I would look into getting a good condition, pre-owned iPad Pro. The graphics quality makes it ideal for reading. I now use an iPad for virtually all media consumption; I use a laptop or desktop only when I have heavy programming to do.
     
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    But Judith was never intended to be understood as factual or historical. It was a thinly disguised polemic against the Seleucids in “novel” form.
     
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    I agree with that interpretation, but I wouldn't say it with quite the same amount of certainty. We'll never know for certain what its intended purpose is, and I would always err on the side of caution by qualifying such statements with some amount of doubt.

    Perhaps it was a work of pure fiction for entertainment, the first historical fiction novel (a common opinion amongst Jewish scholars who don't give it any weight at all). Perhaps it was a deceit, intended to be understood as factual to meet some now long forgotten agenda. Perhaps historians, archeologists and the general consensus of Christian and Jewish theologians are all wrong and it genuinely is a historical document, perhaps with some unintended errors that were the inevitable product of writing such a work in the time it was written. I know Ambrose and Augustine at least considered it wholly factual and argued it should be included in the canon.
     
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    And the other Books (as Hierome saith) the Church doth read for example of life and instruction of manners; but yet doth it not apply them to establish any doctrine; such are these following:
     
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    I'd nitpick over words and say that is the books purpose to the Church, but not necessarily the purpose for which it was intended by the writer :p.
     
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    The sentence is from 6/39. I would also say that you sentiment could in some way be assigned to many parts of canonical scripture, such as Balaam's discussion with a beat of burden.
     
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