The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: Apocalyptic Literature and Testaments
Key second-temple texts with introductions and notes by an
international team of scholars--now available in affordable
softcover bindings. 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
doctrines. 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.
James H. Charlesworth is the George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature and director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Project at Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey. He also directs the Syrus Sinaiticus Project at St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai. Charlesworth is a world-renowned translator, particularly of pseudepigraphical material, and the author of "Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls, The Serpent: A Symbol of Life or Death?" and "The Historical Jesus."