The Jewish Pseudepigrapha

In The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Vol. ... 7 8 9 Several commentators assume that the original Hebrew underlying this phrase was the more common 'Messiah of the Lord', but even if this is the case, it is still significant that a Greek ...

Author: Susan Docherty

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281073023

Category: Religion

Page: 247

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An understanding of the Jewish Pseudepigrapha forms an integral part of all courses on New Testament background and Christian origins. This is a concise yet comprehensive guide to the Pseudepigrapha: the Jewish texts of the late Second Temple Period (circa 250BCE100CE) that are not included in the Hebrew Bible or standard collections of the Apocrypha. Each chapter deals with a specific literary genre (e.g. apocalyptic, testaments, rewritten Bible), encouraging readers to appreciate the texts as literature as well as furthering their understanding of the content and significance of the texts themselves. As well as providing helpful introductions to the different genres, the book surveys key issues such as: date, authorship, original language; purpose; overview of contents; key theological themes and significance.

Old Testament Pseudepigrapha

The Hebrew text of 1 Sam 17:8 gives details of Goliath's challenge to Israel: “And he stood and called to the ranks of Israel, and said to them, 'Why do you not go out to ar- range war? Am I not the Philistine, while you are servants of ...

Author: Richard Bauckham

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 080282739X

Category: Religion

Page: 848

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This work stands among the most important publications in biblical studies over the past twenty-five years. Richard Bauckham, James Davila, and Alexander Panayotov s new two-volume collection of Old Testament pseudepigrapha contains many previously unpublished and newly translated texts, complementing James Charlesworth s Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and other earlier collections. Including virtually all known surviving pseudepigrapha written before the rise of Islam, this volume, among other things, presents the sacred legends and spiritual reflections of numerous long-dead authors whose works were lost, neglected, or suppressed for many centuries. Excellent English translations along with authoritative yet accessible introductions bring those ancient documents to life for readers today.

The Provenance of the Pseudepigrapha

It seems likely that Ephrem had access to Jewish targums or midrashic works and that he drew on them frequently. ... In the Joseph story Tamar longs to participate in the blessings of the circumcised Hebrews and is self-conscious oƒ her ...

Author: James R. Davila

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004137521

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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This book analyzes a substantial corpus of Old Testament pseudepigrapha, proposing a methodology for understanding them first in the social context of their earliest (Christian) manuscripts and inferring still earlier Jewish or other origins only as required by positive evidence.

The Jewish Pseudepigrapha

This is a concise yet comprehensive guide to the Pseudepigrapha: the Jewish texts of the late Second Temple Period (circa 250 BCE - 100 CE) that are not included in the Hebrew Bible or standard collections of the Apocrypha.

Author: Susan Docherty

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 1451490283

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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"An understanding of the Jewish Pseudepigrapha forms an integral part of all courses on New Testament background and Christian origins. This will be the first student introduction to appear for over thirty years. Highlights the key theological themes and significance of each text. Reviews the texts on their own merits as examples of early Jewish religious literature as well as looking at the light they shed on NT theology and scriptural interpretation. This is a concise yet comprehensive guide to the Pseudepigrapha: the Jewish texts of the late Second Temple Period (circa 250 BCE - 100 CE) that are not included in the Hebrew Bible or standard collections of the Apocrypha. Each chapter deals with a specific literary genre (e.g., apocalyptic, testaments, rewritten Bible), encouraging readers to appreciate the texts as literature as well as furthering their understanding of the content and significance of the texts themselves. As well as providing helpful introductions to the different genres, the book surveys key issues such as: date, authorship, original language; purpose; overview of contents; key theological themes and significance."--Amazon.com viewed on November 20, 2014.

The Pseudepigrapha and Christian Origins

(which means books outside the canon; see the Hebrew collection under the title hsprym hh\ys\wnim). ... extent of early Jewish pseudepigraphical writing become even more obvious with the inclusion of the Qumran Pseudepigrapha (see 5.1).

Author: Gerbern S. Oegema

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567099784

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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In the Seminar "The Pseudepigrapha and Christian Origins" of the "Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas", chaired from 2000 to 2006 by Professors James H. Charlesworth (Princeton) and Gerbern S. Oegema (McGill), the relation between the Pseudepigrapha and the New Testament has been discussed systematically and intensively in a way never seen before. The Pseudepigrapha investigated included the Old Testament ones and those found in the Qumran as well as the Pseudepigrapha of the New Testament and the ones used in the Early Church. The seminar and its participants, who were all internally renowned experts from around the world, have focused on the use, adaptation, reinterpretation and further development of non-canonical traditions (except for Philo, Josephus, the Essene and early Rabbinic writings) in the canonical writings of Early Christianity. The seminar has met in total five times in various locations, while systematically being arranged around the following topics: The Pseudepigrapha and the Synoptic Gospels, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of Paul, the Other New Testament Writings, and the Revelation of John.

Visions and Violence in the Pseudepigrapha

Samaritans.27 In so doing, some Jews were able to validate Samaritan associations with “Cutheans,” “Sidonians,” Shechemites,” and “the fools in Shechem” precisely because they were able to anchor these connections in the biblical text.

Author: Craig A. Evans

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 056770324X

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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The nine essays that make up this volume provide cutting-edge studies of how sacred tradition is given new expression through vision and interpretation. The first four essays focus on the expansion of the sacred tradition primarily through vision. The evolution of the Solomon legacy, from wise king to healer and exorcist, is explored, as well as its contribution to the demonology of the desert fathers, especially as it concerns eroticism and sexual temptation. The varied receptions of the Revelation of the Magi and Shepherd of Hermas are also considered. The remaining five essays address important questions relating to polemic and violence in the Pseudepigrapha. How does the author of the Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum justify God's alternating judgment and favor? How does Enoch's Animal Apocalypse make use of the Exodus tradition in its expression of deliverance? On what basis can the author of Qumran's War Scroll confidently predict Israel's vindication? And finally, what accounts for the appearance of the tradition of Gehenna, in which the wicked will meet their fiery end?

The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and the New Testament

... 2 Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians 1 Thessalonians 2 Thessalonians 1 Timothy 2 Timothy Titus Philemon Hebrews James 1 Peter 2 Peter 1 John 2 John 3 John Jude Revelation Pseudepigrapha Apab Apocalypse of Abraham ...

Author: James H. Charlesworth

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521301909

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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The recent publication of The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha has made available for the first time in one collection 65 documents, or extant portions of them, related to the Old Testament, many of them dating from the third century B.C.E. to the second century C.E. and therefore extremely important for a better understanding of Christian origins and the writings in the New Testament. In this book, the editor of that collection presents his reflections on the importance of those documents for a much-needed clarification of the history and thought of those centuries and the emergence of both synagogal Judaism and Christianity. He discusses the Pseudepigrapha in the light of the canon of scripture assesses their significance for biblical studies, and makes a comparison with the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Codices. Professor Charlesworth offers a critique and concludes the work with an examination of the Jewish origins of early Christology.

A Scripture Index to Charlesworth s The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha

... 4:31 ApSedr 7 : 9 TDan 5 : 2 Titus 2 : 5 2:12 3 : 3-7 TDan 6 : 2 ftnt a ApEl 1:15 ftnt z2 TJob 25 : 1 ftnt a Hebrews 1 : 3 1 : 4-14 1 : 7 2 Thessalonians 1 : 7 TJob 33 : 3 ftnt g SibOr 7.33 2En 29 : 1 APEI 3 : 3 Hebrews ( cont . ) ...

Author: Steve Delamarter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826464316

Category: Religion

Page: 118

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This book is a complete index to the nearly 8000 references to the protestant scriptures in the margins and footnotes of James Charlesworth's 2-volume work, The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. The information in the index will assist those studying the influence of the Hebrew Bible on the pseudepigrapha and the influence of the pseudepigrapha on the New Testament.

The Canon Debate

Nevertheless, he sees no reason to abjure those parts of Jewish pseudepigrapha found useful in confirming the truth ofChristian scriptures.The right approachwhen readingthis literature isto heedthewords ofPaul:“test allthings,and hold ...

Author: Lee Martin McDonald

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441241639

Category: Religion

Page: 700

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What does it mean to speak of a "canon" of scripture? How, when, and where did the canon of the Hebrew Bible come into existence? Why does it have three divisions? What canon was in use among the Jews of the Hellenistic diaspora? At Qumran? In Roman Palestine? Among the rabbis? What Bible did Jesus and his disciples know and use? How was the New Testament canon formed and closed? What role was played by Marcion? By gnostics? By the church fathers? What did the early church make of the apocrypha and pseudepigrapha? By what criteria have questions of canonicity been decided? Are these past decisions still meaningful faith communities today? Are they open to revision? These and other debated questions are addressed by an international roster of outstanding experts on early Judaism and early Christianity, writing from diverse affiliations and perspectives, who present the history of discussion and offer their own assessments of the current status. Contributors William Adler, Peter Balla, John Barton, Joseph Blenkinsopp, François Bovon, Kent D. Clarke, Philip R. Davies, James D. G. Dunn, Eldon Jay Epp, Craig A. Evans, William R. Farmer, Everett Ferguson, Robert W. Funk, Harry Y. Gamble, Geoffrey M. Hahneman, Daniel J. Harrington, Everett R. Kalin, Robert A. Kraft, Jack P. Lewis, Jack N. Lightstone, Steve Mason, Lee M. McDonald, Pheme Perkins, James A. Sanders, Daryl D. Schmidt, Albert C. Sundberg Jr., Emanuel Tov, Julio Trebolle-Barrera, Eugene Ulrich, James C. VanderKam, Robert W. Wall.

The Deuterocanonicals Apocrypha

There is no indication that any of the Pseudepigrapha were accepted as canonical by the larger Jewish populace during the Second Temple period . On the other hand , Jubilees is cited as authoritative in a sectarian writing ...

Author: Watson E. Mills

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865545106

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Volume five of the Mercer Commentary on the Bible comprises commentaries on the deuterocanonical/apocryphal books which Martin Luther called "useful and good for reading" yet did not consider of the same authority as Scripture. Volume five of the Mercer Commentary on the Bible includes commentaries from the critically acclaimed Mercer Commentary on the Bible and appropriate articles from the equally well-received Mercer Dictionary of the Bible. This convenient yet thorough edition is for the classroom and for anyone who wishes to focus study on these particular texts.