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Pseudepigraphic Perspectives: The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls : Proceedings of the International Symposium of the Orion ... on the Texts of the Desert of Judah)
by Esther G Chazon ; Michael E Stone ; Avital Pinnick
Binding: Hardcover, 217 pages
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Weight: 1.15 pound
Dimension: H: 0.9 x L: 9.4 x W: 6.3 inches
ISBN 10: 9004111646
ISBN 13: 9789004111646
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This volume of papers examines the attribution of books to figures in antiquity: Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Levi, Moses, Ezekiel, Daniel and others. The authors offer literary studies of these pseudepigraphical writings; assess the uses of pseudonymity and anonymity in the Dead Sea Scrolls and rabbinic literature; and explore the theological, social and historical implications of the different attributions and approaches. The consequences of assigning the origins of evil to humans (Adam and Eve) or to demons (the generations of Enoch and Noah) and the significance of each author's choice of pseudepigraphical pseudonym for identifying his social context are among the issues addressed.


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