Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies Paperback

A Guide to the Background Literature

by Craig A Evans;

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Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies Paperback

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One of the daunting challenges facing the New Testament interpreter is the immense corpus of related literature. Scholars and students alike need an understanding of the content, origins, and worth of New Testament interpretation from a wide range of pagan, Jewish, and diversely Christian documents.

This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Non-canonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation examines a huge range of ancient literature, distilled into an practical handbook. Craig Evans evaluates the materials' relevance for interpreting the New Testament and provides essential biographies.


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


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

Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies Paperback by Craig A Evans was published by Baker in January 2012. The ISBN for Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies Paperback is 9780801048425.

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Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherBaker (January 2012)
Number of Pages539
Thickness41 mm
Height226 mm
Width150 mm
Product Code4037087
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