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Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies: A Guide to the Background Literature
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Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies: A Guide to the Background Literature

Author: Evans, Craig A.
Your Price: $29.09
ISBN: 0801048427 / 9780801048425
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Baker Academic
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Condition: New with remainder mark.
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"Evans's book is a success, providing vast amounts of information in a minuscule space with extensive leads for further study. . . . The very scope of his introduction to Israelite and rabbinic literature make this book worthy of a place on any shelf."--Jerome H. Neyrey, Review of Biblical Literature
 
One of the daunting challenges facing the New Testament interpreter is achieving familiarity with the immense corpus of related literatures. Scholars and students alike must have a fundamental understanding of the content, provenance, and utility for New Testament interpretation of a wide range of pagan, Jewish, and diversely Christian documents. Now in paperback, this thoroughly revised and significantly expanded edition of Noncanonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation examines a vast range of ancient literature, masterfully distilling details of date, language, text, and translation into an eminently usable handbook. Craig Evans evaluates the materials' relevance for interpreting the New Testament and provides essential biographies.
 
Contents
Introduction
1. 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
Appendixes
1. Canons of Scripture that Include the Apocrypha
2. Quotations, Allusions, and Parallels to the New Testament
3. Parallels between New Testament Gospels and Pseudepigraphal Gospels
4. Jesus' Parables and the Parables of the Rabbis
5. Jesus and Jewish Miracle Stories
6. Messianic Claimants of the First and Second Centuries
Indexes

Endorsements

"Evans's introduction is more than a map to terra incognita; it is a helpful companion for all who study Judaism and Christianity before the establishment of the Holy Roman Empire."

James H. Charlesworth, George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary

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