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Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the Apocrypha, Martin Goodman 2. Tobit, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, SJ 3. Judith, Amy-Jill Levine 4. Esther (Greek), Adele Reinhartz 5. The Wisdom of Solomon, William Horbury 6. Ecclesiasticus, or The Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach, John J. Collins 7. Barach with the Letter of Jeremiah, Alison Salvesen 8. Additions to Daniel: the Prayer of Azariah, the Song of the Three Jews, Susanna, Bel and the Dragon, George J. Brooke 9. 1 Maccabees, U. Rappaport 10. 2 Maccabees, R. Doran 11. 1 Esdras, Sara Japhet 12. Prayer of Manasseh, George W. E. Nickelsburg 13. Psalm 151, John Barton 14. 3 Maccabees, Sarah Pearce 15. 2 Esdras, Peter Hayman 16. 4 Maccabees, David J. Elliott