Ancient Texts For New Testament Studies: A Guide To The by Craig A. Evans

By Craig A. Evans

One of many daunting demanding situations dealing with the hot testomony interpreter is attaining familiarity with the tremendous corpus of Greco-Roman, Jewish, and Pagan fundamental resource fabrics. From the Paraphrase of Shem to Pesiqta Rabbati, students and scholars alike should have a primary knowing of those files’ content material, provenance, and position in NT interpretation. yet attaining even an trouble-free facility with this literature frequently calls for years of expertise or a photographic reminiscence. Evans’s dexterous survey—a completely revised and considerably extended version of his Noncanonical Writings and New testomony Interpretation—amasses the considered necessary info of date, language, textual content, translation, and basic bibliography. Evans additionally evaluates the fabrics’ relevance for examining the NT. The gigantic diversity of literature tested comprises the outdated testomony apocrypha, the previous testomony pseudepigrapha, the useless Sea Scrolls, varied historic translations of the outdated testomony and the Targum paraphrases, Philo and Josephus, Rabbinic texts, the recent testomony pseudepigrapha, the early church fathers, a variety of gnostic writings, and extra. Six appendixes, together with a listing of quotations, allusions, and parallels to the NT, and a comparability of Jesus’ parables with these of the rabbis will additional keep the interpreter necessary time.

Praise for the 1st variation: ''Evans’s advent is greater than a map to terra incognita, it's a precious significant other for all who examine Judaism and Christianity ahead of 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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E. Hebrew c o m p o - sition, probably reflecting the tensions and fears o f the Maccabean struggle (Metzger, lA 43; though see the cautions in deSilva, lAMCS 9 3 - 9 5 ) , the work survives in Greek, Latin, Syriac, and several later Hebrew recensions. Nothing is known o f the author. Text: R. H A N H A R T , ludith (Septuaginta 8 / 4 ; Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1 9 7 9 ) . Survey: D. A. VA, MMCS 8 5 - 1 0 9 ; R. D O R A N , "Narrative Literature," EJMI 3 0 2 - 4 ; D. J. H A R R I N G T O N , InvA 2 7 - 4 3 ; L.

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