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Title "Non-canonical" religious texts in early Judaism and early Christianity / edited by Lee Martin McDonald, James H. Charlesworth.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury T & T Clark, [2012]

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Description 1 online resource.
Series T & T Clark Jewish and Christian texts series
Jewish and Christian texts in contexts and related studies.
Contents Contributors; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 Early Judaism and Modern Culture: Reflections on the Theological Relevance of Early Jewish Literature; 1.1. Research on Literature on Early Judaism; 1.2. Introductions to Early Judaism; 1.3. Context of Current Scholarship; 2.1. Theological Approaches to Early Judaism; 2.2. An Unclaimed Legacy: Neglect in Biblical Theology; 3.1. Early Judaism and Modern Culture; 3.2. Early Judaism and the Bible; Chapter 2 Christians in Egypt: A Preliminary Survey of Christian Literature found in Oxyrhynchus.
The Sacred Books Read by Christians in OxyrhynchusA Review of the Extra-Canonical Acts of the Apostles at Oxyrhynchus; Concluding Comments; APPENDIX; Chapter 3 The Reception of the Pseudepigrapha in Syriac Traditions: The Case of 2 Baruch; The Known History of 2 Baruch in Syrian Christianity; 2 Baruch in the Context of the Codex Ambrosianus; 2 Baruch in the Context of the Lectionary Manuscripts; Bible and Lectionary-Contexts of 2 Baruch; The Reception of 2 Baruch in the Syrian Traditions: Some Further Questions.
Chapter 4 The Coptic, Arabic, and Ethiopic Versions of theTestament of Abraham and the Emergence of the Testaments of Isaac and JacobThe Textual Form of the Coptic, Arabic, and Ethiopic Versions of the T. Ab.; Chapter 5 The Son of David in Psalms of Solomon 17; Prolegomena; Literary Setting; Themes; The Messiah in Pss. Sol. 17; Points of Contact with the New Testament; Chapter 6 The Enochic Library of the Author ofthe Epistle of Barnabas; Barnabas 4:3-4, and 12:1; The A stronomical Treatise; 4Q383-391; The Oracles of Hystaspes; Barnabas 16:3-6; Generic Comparisons; Conclusion.
Chapter 7 Ruminating on the Canonical Process in Light of a Bodmer Papyrus Anthology (P72)Summary and Conclusion; Chapter 8 The Hebrew Gospel in Early Christianity; Summary and Evaluation of the Hebrew Gospel in EarlyChristianity; Chapter 9 Trapped in a Forgerer's Rhetoric: 3 Corinthians, Pseudepigraphy, and the Legacy of Ancient Polemics; Introduction; The Text and its Work; The Legacy of Ancient Polemics; Conclusion; Chapter 10 The Place of the Shepherd of Hermas in the Canon Debate; Introduction; The Shepherd of Hermas and Canon Criteria; Evidence for a Second-century Date.
The Shepherd of Hermas Among Evidence for a Fourth-Century DateConclusion; APPENDIX 1: THE SHEPHERD OF HERMAS: ALL KNOWN GREEK MANUSCRIPTS; Chapter 11 The Protevangelium of James and the Composition of the Bodmer Miscellaneous Codex: Chronology, Theology, and Liturgy; Conclusions; Chapter 12 The Child Mary in the Protevangelium of James; Protoevangelium of James 1:1-8:2; Storied Children; Idealized Childhood; The Child Mary; Chapter 13 Purity, Piety, and the Purposes of theProtevangelium of James; 1. Ritual Purity Communicated Narratively: Mary, her Parents, and the Temple.
Summary .This volume draws attention to ancient religious texts, especially the so-called ''non-canonical'' texts, by focusing on how they were used or functioned in Early Judaism and Early Christianity. The contributors are biblical scholars who have chosen one or more Jewish or Christian apocryphal or pseudepigraphical texts, with the aim of describing their ancient functions in their emerging social settings. These show the fluidity of the notion of scripture in the early centuries of the Church and in Judaism of late antiquity, but they also show the value of examining the ancient religious texts that were not included in the Jewish or Christian biblical canons. These chapters show that there is much that can be learned from examining and comparing these texts with canonical literature and evaluating them in their social context. No ancient text was created in a vacuum, and the non-canonical writings aid in our interpretation not only of many canonical writings, but also shed considerable light on the context of both early Judaism and early Christianity.
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Subject Apocryphal books -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
Chronological Term 586 B.C.-600 A.D
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: "Non-canonical" religious texts in early Judaism and early Christianity. Charlesworth, James H. Charlesworth 0567335984 (OCoLC)864426580
ISBN 9780567251756 (electronic bk.)
0567251756 (electronic bk.)