Exploring the Scripturesque: Jewish Texts and Their Christian Contexts

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BRILL, 2009 - Religion - 313 pages
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These essays span about a third of a century and include both previously published and some unpublished studies by Robert A. Kraft which focus on interfaces between Jewish materials and the worlds in which they were transmitted and/or perceived, especially Christian contexts. The initial section on general context and methodology is followed by several detailed studies by way of example. The final section touches on some related issues involving Philonic and other texts. The primary concern is with "scripturesque" materials and traditions, whether they later became canonical or not, that seem to have been respected as scriptural by some individuals or communities in the period prior to (or apart from) the development of an exclusivistic canonical consciousness in some Jewish and Christian circles.
  

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Contents

Chapter One The Pseudepigrapha in Christianity
3
Chapter Three Christian Transmission of Greek Jewish
61
Pivots and Pitfalls
83
The Old Testament
93
Chapter Six Reassessing the Recensional Problem
109
Chapter Seven Ezra Materials in Judaism
129
Chapter Nine Enoch and Written Authorities in Testaments
163
Chapter Ten The Dialogue of Timothy and Aquila and
173
Chapter Eleven Pliny on Essenes Pliny on Jews
199
Chapter Twelve ab Philo on Seth Philo on Enoch
209
Chapter Thirteen Philos Treatment of the Number Seven
217
Chapter Fifteen Tiberius Julius Alexander and the Crisis
249
Review and Prospects
261
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Robert A. Kraft, PhD (1961) in History and Philosophy of Religion (Christian Origins) from Harvard University, is Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His CV and publications are readily available on his web site -- http: //ccat.sas.upenn.edu/rs/rak/kraft.html.

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