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Exploring the scripturesque : Jewish texts and their Christian contexts / by Robert Alan Kraft.

Kraft, Robert A. (Author).
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Subject: Bible. New Testament > Relation to the Old Testament.
Bible. Old Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. New Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Apocryphal books (Old Testament) > Relation to the New Testament.
Judaism > Relations > Christianity.
Christianity and other religions > Judaism.
Judaism > History > Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
Christianity > Origin.
Judaism > Controversial literature > History and criticism.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9789004190726
  • ISBN: 9004190724
  • ISBN: 1282949357
  • ISBN: 9781282949355
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 313 pages).
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: General context and methodology. The pseudepigrapha in Christianity ; The pseudepigrapha and Christianity, revisited : setting the stage and framing some central questions ; Christian transmission of Greek Jewish scriptures : a methodological probe ; The weighing of the parts : pivots and pitfalls in the study of early Judaisms and their early Christian offspring ; Combined review : The Old Testament pseudepigrapha, edited by James H. Charlesworth; The apocryphal Old Testament, edited by H.F.D. Sparks -- Selected specific studies. Reassessing the "recensional problem" in Testament of Abraham ; "Ezra" materials in Judaism and Christianity ; Towards assessing the Latin text of "5 Ezra" : the Christian connection ; Enoch and written authorities in Testaments of the 12 patriarchs ; The Dialogue of Timothy and Aquila and its echoes of Judaism -- Some related studies. Pliny on Essenes, Pliny on Jews ; Philo on Seth, Philo on Enoch ; Philo's treatment of the number seven in On creation ; Philo and the Sabbath crisis : Alexandrian Jewish politics and the dating of Philo's works ; Tiberius Julius Alexander and the crisis in Alexandria according to Josephus.
Summary: These essays focus on interfaces between "scripturesque" Jewish materials and the worlds in which they were transmitted and/or perceived, especially in the period prior to (or apart from) the development of an exclusivistic canonical consciousness in some Jewish and Christian circles.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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