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Re: Apocrypha
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1866  Tuesday, 2 November 1999.

[1]     From:   David Evett <
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        Date:   Monday, 01 Nov 1999 14:22:04 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1852 Re: Apocrypha

[2]     From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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        Date:   Tuesday, November 02, 1999
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From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Monday, 01 Nov 1999 14:22:04 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 10.1852 Re: Apocrypha
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1852 Re: Apocrypha

Here's what Naseeb Shaheen has to say about the Apocrypha: separated
from the other books of the Old Testament by Coverdale and thereafter
usually printed as a separate section, but "well-known to Shakespeare,
for it appeared in all the complete English Bibles published during his
lifetime" (*Biblical References in Shakespeare's Tragedies* 17-18.  And
about the Douay or Rheims: "it is most unlikely that Shakespeare
possessed a copy or was familiar with its readings" (30).

Dave Evett

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Date:           Tuesday, November 02, 1999
Subject: 10.1852 Re: Apocrypha
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1852 Re: Apocrypha

As it happens, I am in the process of completing a review of the
Chadwyck-Healey The Bible in English database. In all Reformation-era
complete Bibles except the Rheims Douai, The Apocrypha or The bookes of
Hagiographa are placed in a separate section between the Old and the New
Testaments.  I have compiled a table of contents for each of these (The
Coverdale, The Great Bible, The Thomas Matthew, The Bishops Bible, The
Geneva Bible, and The King James Version) and attached them below. I was
unable to locate a standalone table of contents for the Rheims Douai, so
I have included at the very end the section from the Rheims Douai
entitled "THE SVMME AND PARTITION OF THE HOLIE BIBLE. With a brife note
of the Canonical and Apochryphal Bookes."


Coverdale: The Apocrypha.
III.Esdre.Esdre, the thyrde boke of Esdras.ix.ii.
IIII.Esdre.Esdre. the fourth boke of Esdras.xvi.viii.
Tob.Tobias. the boke of Tobias.xiiii.xx.
Iudith.Iudith. the boke of Iudith.xvi.xxiiii.
Certayne Chapiters of Hester.vi.xxx.
Sap.Sapientia. the boke of wysdome.xix.xxxii.
Eccli.Ecclesiasticus, Iesus Syrac.li.xxxix.
Sus.Susanna, the storye of Susanna.i.lvii.
Bel.Bel, the storye of Bell.i.lviii.
I.Mac.Machabeorum, the fyrst boke of the Mach.xvi.lix.
II.Mac.Machabeor

 

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