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The Jewish Pseudepigrapha By Susan Docherty

The Jewish Pseudepigrapha by Susan Docherty

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This is a guide to the Pseudepigrapha: the Jewish texts of the late Second Temple Period (circa 250BCE - 100CE) that are not included in the Hebrew Bible or standard collections of the Apocrypha. Each chapter provides an introduction to a specific literary genre (e.g. apocalyptic, testaments, rewritten Bible). Also looks at key issues.

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The Jewish Pseudepigrapha: An Introduction to the Literature of the Second Temple Period by Susan Docherty

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 250BCE - 100CE) 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.

About Susan Docherty

Susan Docherty is Principal Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Head of Theology at Newman University College, Birmingham, UK. Her previous publications include The Use of the Old Testament in Hebrews (Mohr Siebeck 2009).

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NLS9780281064823
9780281064823
0281064822
The Jewish Pseudepigrapha: An Introduction to the Literature of the Second Temple Period by Susan Docherty
New
Paperback
SPCK Publishing
2014-09-18
180
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