I was recently introduced to these scriptures a few months ago. My uncle priest was mortified that I was attempting to read them without understanding the context in which they were written, but I promised to touch base with him if there was something that I found perturbing. So far, however, I find them full of wisdom and am reading for the first time about remarkable people such as Solomon. Has anyone else here read the Apochrypa and what value, if any, do you feel that they have in terms of understanding the scriptures in the Bible? I am always on the look out for ancient useful wisdom and particularly prayers. As far as prayers go, I have definitely found some gems.