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Pseudepigrapha: An Account of Certain Apocryphal Sacred Writings of the Jews and Early Christians - Enhanced Version [Kindle Edition]

William John Deane
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Book Description

In Pseudepigrapha, William Deane surveys the Psalter of Solomon, the Book of Enoch, the Assumption of Moses, the Apocalypse of Baruch, the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, the Book of Jubilees, the Ascension of Isaiah, and the Sibylline Oracles. These books are pseudepigraphous, which means they were falsely authored before and during the early Christian era under famous names to promote publicity. These books were never included in the Jewish Canonical Scriptures and are examined less frequently than the other apocryphal writings. The pseudepigraphical texts are organized into four different groups: lyrical, apocalyptical and prophetical, legendary, and mixed. Deane intended this book to give a succinct account of these controversial books for readers who are not familiar with them. Despite their biblical inauthenticity, these books can greatly enrich our knowledge of the ancient Jewish belief system.

Emmalon Davis
CCEL Staff Writer

This edition features an artistic cover, a new promotional introduction, an index of scripture references, links for scripture references to the appropriate passages, and a hierarchical table of contents which makes it possible to navigate to any part of the book with a minimum of page turns.

Product Details

  • File Size: 647 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Christian Classics Ethereal Library; 1.1 edition (July 25, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003XF21RE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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By jedi008
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I was looking for the actual pseudepigrapha writings but this is not it. This is a commentary of sort and does not have the original text or a translation.

For the book itself, it is well written, well organized, easy to navigate and has a great TOC. It was originally published in 1891, however is is very readable.

For the price, it is a great document and I can see using it frequently in my studies.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting July 19, 2013
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Author takes us through all the books that did not make it to the Cannon of the Bible.
Nothing is new but it is interesting to read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Understanding the Biblical age. December 21, 2012
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If you really want to understand the bible you need to know the books that weren't included and the reasons why. You also need to know what the world was like at the time. The Pseudepigrapha explains the people and the circumstances. Once you start reading, the book is just too interesting to put down. It also serves as a great reference book.
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