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Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies: A Guide to the Background Literature (Craig A Evans) Paperback Book, (Baker Academic, 2012) 9780801048425
Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies: A Guide to the Background Literature (Craig A Evans) Paperback Book, (Baker Academic, 2012) 9780801048425
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Title: Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies: A Guide to the Background Literature

Author: Evans, Craig A

Publisher: Baker Academic; Publication Date: 2012

Paperback; ISBN: 9780801048425

Volumes: 1; Pages: 539

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One of the daunting challenges facing the New Testament interpreter is achieving familiarity with the immense corpus of Greco-Roman, Jewish, and Pagan primary source materials. From the Paraphrase of Shem to Pesiqta Rabbati, scholars and students alike must have a fundamental understanding of these documents' content, provenance, and place in NT interpretation. But achieving even an elementary facility with this literature often requires years of experience or a photographic memory. Evans's dexterous survey-a thoroughly revised and significantly expanded edition of his Noncanonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation-amasses the requisite details of date, language, text, translation, and general bibliography. Evans also evaluates the materials' relevance for interpreting the NT. The vast range of literature examined includes the Old Testament apocrypha, the Old Testament pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, assorted ancient translations of the Old Testament and the Targum paraphrases, Philo and Josephus, Rabbinic texts, the New Testament pseudepigrapha, the early church fathers, various gnostic writings, and more. Six appendixes, including a list of quotations, allusions, and parallels to the NT, and a comparison of Jesus' parables with those of the rabbis will further save the interpreter precious time.Contents1 The Old Testament apocrypha 2 The Old Testament pseudepigrapha 3 The Dead Sea Scrolls 4 Versions of the Old Testament 5 Philo and Josephus 6 The targums 7 Rabbinic literature 8 The New Testament apocrypha and pseudepigrapha 9 Early church fathers 10 Gnostic writings 11 Other writings 12 Examples of New Testament exegesis App. 1 Canons of scripture that include the apocrypha App. 2 Quotations, allusions, and parallels to the New Testament App. 3 Parallels between New Testament gospels and pseudepigraphal gospels App. 4 Jesus's parables and the parables of the rabbis App. 5 Jesus and Jewish miracle stories App. 6 Messianic claimants of the first and second centuries
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