The Book Of Baruch

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About The Book of Baruch

The Book of Baruch is a deuterocanonical book of the Bible in some Christian traditions. In Judaism and Protestant Christianity, it is considered not to be part of the canon, with the Protestant Bibles categorizing it as part of the Biblical apocrypha. The book is named after Baruch ben Neriah, Jeremiah’s well-known scribe, who is mentioned at Baruch 1:1, and has been presumed to be the author of the whole work. The book is a reflection of a late Jewish writer on the circumstances of Jewish exiles from Babylon, with meditations on the theology and history of Israel, discussions of wisdom, and a direct address to residents of Jerusalem and the Diaspora. Some scholars propose that it was written during or shortly after the period of the Maccabees.

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, October 5). Book of Baruch. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:11, October 21, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Book_of_Baruch&oldid=1048400604

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