Monday, January 29, 2007

THE OLD TESTAMENT PSEUDEPIGRAPHA COURSE that Grant Macaskill and I are teaching next semester holds its first session on Friday, 9 February. I have fully revised and updated the St. Andrews Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Website and all systems are now go. The course will include a blog, which has been set up, but does not have any posts yet, and which will open on the day of the first class meeting. PaleoJudaica will continue as normally, so I hope you will follow both blogs.

If you want to keep up with the course, you might want to make sure you have access to these books:
James H. Charlesworth (ed.),
The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, vol. 1, Apocalyptic Literature and Testaments vol. 2, Expansions of the "Old Testament" and Legends, Wisdom and Philosophical Literature, Prayers, Psalms, and Odes, Fragments of Lost Judeo-Hellenistic Works (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1983, 1985)
Reading assignments will come from them. They should be available in any decent sized public library. You can also order them through Amazon.

I recommend that you also read the following articles, all of which are available online, although unfortunately mine requires a paid personal or institutional subscription to access:
James R. Davila, "The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha as Background to the New Testament," Expository Times 117.2 (2005): 53-57.

Robert A. Kraft, "The Pseudepigrapha in Christianity," in Tracing the Threads: Studies in the Vitality of Jewish Pseudepigrapha (ed. John C. Reeves; SBLEJL 6; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1994), 55-86. This article is also available on Professor Kraft's website and can be accessed by clicking here.

Robert A. Kraft, "The Pseudepigrapha and Christianity Revisited: Setting the Stage and Framing Some Central Questions," JSJ 32 (2001) 371-395.
If you can't access my Expository Times article, the following conference paper from some years ago covers much of the same ground:
"Jewish Pseudepigrapha and Christian Apocrypha: (How) Can We Tell Them Apart?" (BNTC, September 2002)
Watch this space.

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