Baruch, The Book of

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.

Jer 36:4

4Then Jeremiah called Baruch son of Neriah, and Baruch wrote on a scroll at Jeremiah's dictation all the words of the Lord that he had spoken to him.

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