Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, Vol 1: Apocalyptic Literature and Testaments
Charlesworth, James H.
From the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls to the latest on the gnostic writings, the Nag Hammadi codices, new information is unearthed practically every day to help us understand the life-styles and beliefs of our religious ancestors. The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha is the foremost example of this work.
For the first time, all the important documents (sixty-five in all, published in two separate volumes) from the period between the Old and the New Testaments have been collected in this landmark work. The General Editor has selected the foremost international authority on each book to contribute a new translation (sometimes for the first time) and an introduction and critical notes for each of the texts, all work taking advantage of the very latest in scriptural scholarship.
These texts are of great value to all people whose religious heritage focuses on the Bible for insight into the development of doctrine. By studying the pseudepigrapha, we can increase our knowledge of the beginnings of the Christian religion, as well as the development of Judaism after the close of the Hebrew Bible.