Key second-temple texts with introductions and notes by an
international team of scholars--now available in affordable
The writers of the Bible lived in a world filled with many
writings. Some of these documents are lost forever, but many have
been preserved. Part of these extant sources are the
Pseudepigrapha. This collection of Jewish and Christian writings
shed light on early Judaism and Christianity and their
This landmark set includes all 65 Pseudepigraphical documents
from the intertestamental period that reveal the ongoing
development of Judaism and the roots from which the Christian
religion took its beliefs. A scholarly authority on each text
contributes a translation, introduction, and critical notes for
each text. Volume 1 features apocalyptic literature and testaments.
Volume 2 includes expansions of the "Old Testament" legends,
wisdom, and philosophical literature; prayers, psalms, and odes;
and fragments of lost Judeo-Hellenistic Works.
Contributors include E. Isaac, B.M. Metzger, J.R. Mueller, S.E.
Robinson, D.J. Harrington, G.T. Zervos, and many others.
Of enormous value to scholars and students, religious
professionals and interested laypeople.
Part of Anchor Yale Reference Library.
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