By Craig A. Evans
One of many daunting demanding situations dealing with the hot testomony interpreter is attaining familiarity with the great corpus of Greco-Roman, Jewish, and Pagan basic resource fabrics. From the Paraphrase of Shem to Pesiqta Rabbati, students and scholars alike should have a basic knowing of those records’ content material, provenance, and position in NT interpretation. yet reaching even an straight forward facility with this literature usually calls for years of expertise or a photographic reminiscence. Evans’s dexterous survey—a completely revised and considerably accelerated version of his Noncanonical Writings and New testomony Interpretation—amasses the considered necessary info of date, language, textual content, translation, and common bibliography. Evans additionally evaluates the fabrics’ relevance for reading the NT. The huge variety of literature tested contains the outdated testomony apocrypha, the previous testomony pseudepigrapha, the useless Sea Scrolls, diverse historic translations of the outdated testomony and the Targum paraphrases, Philo and Josephus, Rabbinic texts, the hot testomony pseudepigrapha, the early church fathers, numerous gnostic writings, and extra. Six appendixes, together with an inventory of quotations, allusions, and parallels to the NT, and a comparability of Jesus’ parables with these of the rabbis will extra store the interpreter necessary time.
Praise for the 1st version: ''Evans’s advent is greater than a map to terra incognita, it's a worthy significant other for all who examine Judaism and Christianity prior to the institution of the Holy Roman Empire.'' —James H. Charlesworth, George L. Collord Professor of latest testomony Language and Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary
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Some scholars claim that they may even contain sayings o f Jesus that are either authentic or at least more primitive than their counterparts in the Gospels o f the NT. Some think that Johannine and Pauline Christology may owe its origin to ideas preserved in the gnostic writings. A few other gnostic writings will also be considered. 11. Other Writings. In the final chapter the Hermetic and Samaritan writings, among others, will be reviewed briefly. The former have been compared to Johannine theology, while the latter contain traditions that cohere with distinctive elements in Luke-Acts.
In many respects the book resembles Proverbs. It is, as 16 The Old Testament Apocrypha Bruce Metzger has remarked, "the first specimen o f that form o f Judaism which subsequently developed into the rabbinical schools o f the Pharisees and the Sadducees" (OAA 128). The nature o f theodicy in Sirach remains a topic o f debate (see deSilva, M M C S 1 8 7 - 9 2 ) . Sirach 24 is o f special interest for the interpretation o f John 1:1-18. Text: P. C. BEENTIES, The Book of Ben Sira in Hebrew (VTSup 68; Leiden: Brill, 1997); 1.
Llewelyn. Vols. : Macquarie University Press; vols. 8 - 9 , Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1 9 8 1 New Gospel Studies Nag Hammadi Codices NHS Nag Hammadi Library in English. Edited by J. M. Robinson. 3d ed. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988 Nag Hammadi Studies NIB NIBC The New Interpreter's Bible New International Biblical Commentary Abbreviations NovT Novum NovTSup Novum Testamentum Supplements Testamentum NTAbh Neutestamentliche Abhandlungen NTAP New Testament Publications, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha: with Excursuses on Apocalypses.
Ancient Texts For New Testament Studies: A Guide To The Background Literature by Craig A. Evans