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Baruch, The Book of


A short collection of prayers and poems from diverse sources, attributed to Baruch, Jeremiah’s scribe (Jer 36:4), and found in the LXX. It is sometimes termed (1 Baruch) to distinguish it from two pseudepigraphical writings, the Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch (2 Baruch) and the Greek Apocalypse of Baruch (3 Baruch). Protestants treat Baruch as part of the Apocrypha, while Catholics classify it as deuterocanonical.

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.