"Non-Canonical" Religious Texts in Early Judaism and Early Christianity Hardback

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"Non-Canonical" Religious Texts in Early Judaism and Early Christianity

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This volume draws attention to ancient religious texts, especially the so-called 'non-canonical' texts, by focusing on how they were used or functioned in Early Judaism and Early Christianity. The contributors are biblical scholars who have chosen one or more Jewish or Christian apocryphal or pseudepigraphical texts, with the aim of describing their ancient functions in their emerging social settings. These show the fluidity of the notion of scripture in the early centuries of the Church and in Judaism of late antiquity, but they also show the value of examining the ancient religious texts that were not included in the Jewish or Christian biblical canons. These chapters show that there is much that can be learned from examining and comparing these texts with canonical literature and evaluating them in their social context. No ancient text was created in a vacuum, and the non-canonical writings aid in our interpretation not only of many canonical writings, but also shed considerable light on the context of both early Judaism and early Christianity.

"Non-Canonical" Religious Texts in Early Judaism and Early Christianity was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in March 2012. The ISBN for "Non-Canonical" Religious Texts in Early Judaism and Early Christianity is 9780567124197.

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Page last updated 2nd December 2016
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (March 2012)
Weight558g
Number of Pages264
Thickness25 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567124197
ISBN-100567124193
Product Code4033685
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