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Biblical Figures Outside the Bible

Paperback|Jan 2002
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The wealth of later Jewish and Christian (and to some extent Islamic) texts, citations, and traditions relating to biblical figures has been largely ignored. One reason for this relative neglect is that this material is difficult to access, requiring a...


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The wealth of later Jewish and Christian (and to some extent Islamic) texts, citations, and traditions relating to biblical figures has been largely ignored. One reason for this relative neglect is that this material is difficult to access, requiring a range of knowledge extending beyond the biblical traditions, through patristics, and into medieval studies. This book is designed to provide access to some of these complex traditions and to do it in such a way as to present the reader both with specialized insights and also with a work of general reference value.
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An exciting development of recent years in the study of early Judaism and Christianity has been the growing recognition of the importance of the extra-biblical traditions for understanding these religious movements -- apocryphal and pseudepigraphical literature, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Nag Hammadi Gnostic texts.^This book is designed to provide access to the wealth of later Jewish, Christian, and some Islamic texts, citations, and traditions relating to biblical figures. An international group of outstanding scholars treats the evolution of the biographical traditions of fourteen biblical figures during the second temple, late antique, and medieval periods: Adam and Eve (Gary A. Anderson), Seth (John D. Turner), Enosh (Steven D. Fraade), Enoch (Philip S. Alexander), Noah (Devorah Dimant), Abraham (George W. E. Nickelsburg), Melchizedek (Birger A. Pearson), Levi (Marinus de Jonge and Johannes Tromp), Joseph (Harm W. Hollander), Baruch (J. Edward Wright), Ezekiel (Benjamin G. Wright, Aviva Schussman),,and Ezra and Nehemiah (Theodore A. Bergren).
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A development in the study of early Judaism and Christianity has been the growing recognition of the importance of the extra-biblical traditions for understanding these religious movements - apocryphal and pseudepigraphical literature, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Nag Hammadi Gnostic texts. One major source for surviving works and traditions is the wealth of later Jewish and Christian (and to some extent Islamic) texts, citations, and traditions relating to biblical figures. One reason for the relative neglect of this material is that it is difficult to access, requiring a range of knowledge extending beyond the biblical traditions, through patristics, and into medieval studies. This book is designed to provide access to some of these complex traditions and to do it in such a way as to present the reader both with specialized insights and also with a work of general reference value. An international array of scholars treat the evolution of the biographical traditions of some fourteen biblical figures during the second temple, late antique, and medieval periods: Adam and Eve (Gary A. Anderson), Seth (John D. Turner), Enosh (Steven D. Fraade), Enoch (Philip S. Alexander), Noah (Devorah Dimant), Abraham (George W. E. Nickelsburg), Melchizedek (Birger A. Pearson), Levi (Marinus de Jonge and Johannes Tromp), Joseph (Harm W. Hollander), Baruch (J. Edward Wright), Ezekiel (Benjamin G. Wright, Aviva Schussman), Ezra and Nehemiah (Theodore A. Bergren). The figures were selected on the grounds of the richness and interest of the traditions connected with them and their importance in the thought worlds of early Judaism and Christianity.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 212162
  • Product Code 1563384116
  • EAN 9781563384110
  • Pages 448
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury
  • Publication Date Jan 2002
  • Dimensions 210 x 162 x 27mm
  • Weight 0.648kg

Michael Stone (Ed)

Michael E. Stone is professor emeritus of comparative religion and Armenian studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His many books include 4 Ezra: A Commentary on 4 Ezra, Adam's Contract with Satan, History of the Literature of Adam and Eve, and works on Armenian apocryphal literature.

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