By Craig A. Evans
One of many daunting demanding situations dealing with the hot testomony interpreter is reaching familiarity with the big corpus of Greco-Roman, Jewish, and Pagan fundamental resource fabrics. From the Paraphrase of Shem to Pesiqta Rabbati, students and scholars alike should have a primary knowing of those files’ content material, provenance, and position in NT interpretation. yet reaching even an simple facility with this literature frequently calls for years of expertise or a photographic reminiscence. Evans’s dexterous survey—a completely revised and considerably accelerated variation of his Noncanonical Writings and New testomony Interpretation—amasses the needful information of date, language, textual content, translation, and normal bibliography. Evans additionally evaluates the fabrics’ relevance for studying the NT. The substantial diversity of literature tested contains the outdated testomony apocrypha, the outdated testomony pseudepigrapha, the useless Sea Scrolls, various historic translations of the outdated testomony and the Targum paraphrases, Philo and Josephus, Rabbinic texts, the recent testomony pseudepigrapha, the early church fathers, a variety of gnostic writings, and extra. Six appendixes, together with an inventory of quotations, allusions, and parallels to the NT, and a comparability of Jesus’ parables with these of the rabbis will additional store the interpreter worthwhile time.
Praise for the 1st variation: ''Evans’s advent is greater than a map to terra incognita, it's a valuable significant other for all who research Judaism and Christianity ahead of the institution of the Holy Roman Empire.'' —James H. Charlesworth, George L. Collord Professor of latest testomony Language and Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary
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Ancient Texts For New Testament Studies: A Guide To The Background Literature by Craig A. Evans