edited by Rev. Ric Carter, t'CotO
Project Gutenberg etext (840kb!) of Old Testament apocryphya, consisting of:
Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal Scriptures: editor's remarks
The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha are scriptures and gospels and apocalyptic writings and other biblical texts that were and are major portions of the religious cultures of various Judeo-Xian communities over the millennia.
There are scads of such pseudo-biblical texts, and no one set of texts is regarded as canonical (official) by all Judeo-Xian communities.
So, there is no such thing as The Bible; rather, there are Many Bibles engendered by major (toxic) disagreements as to just which books and verses should considered The Holy Revealed Word Of G*D, let alone what they mean. Bother.
Meanwhile, an observation: These texts are available elsewhere online, but often in terribly-formatted form. I've reformatted and spell-checked a number of the worst copies.
But I find it odd that the people who have spent much time scanning and editing these sacred texts should be so little concerned with their integrity and readibility. I mean, I'm an atheist interested in the delusions of true believers, and I'm more bothered by the unreadibility of these texts than are the
For the texts that physically reside in my space, I've tried to make sure that they're all readable, with adequate margins and fonts. I've tried to fix broken links, and set-up the page titles as links to searches (a continuing process).
I haven't searched out the latest versions of these texts — you can handle that chore if you so desire. I also haven't tried to grab every single Judeo-Xian noncanonical text available online, but I DO provide links to a number of resources for finding such — see the Bible Resources section.
(not yet indexed)
Buddha, Hindu, Jain
Jewish, Islam, Baha'i
OT & NT Apocrypha
Relocated These Have Moved: