Saturday, October 30, 2004

THE FIRST MEDIA MENTION OF THE PSEUDEPIGRAPHA IN 2004 comes in, of all places, Al Jazeerah, in an article by Andrew J. Waskey entitled "Who Wrote the Bible?" It is long and thorough and, although I could quibble about a fair number of details, accurate overall. It deals with the Bible (Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Old Testament Apocrypha), the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament Apocrypha, and it touches on Gnosticism and Patristics. I don't know Dr. Andrew J. Waskey, but he teaches courses in philosophy, political science, and religion at Dalton State College in Decatur, Georgia. Follow the link for his web page.

I commend Dr. Waskey for providing this useful summary about the current understanding of the Bible to a predominantly Arab audience that doesn't know much about it. More please!

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