The Jewish writings produced in the centuries just before Jesus—books like First Enoch or Jubilees—are little known by Christians. Does that matter?Cross-file under Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Watch.
If Christians want to understand Jesus and those who first wrote about him, we need to have at least a rudimentary knowledge of Jesus’ Judaism. If we don’t understand early Judaism, how can we understand Jesus and his message?
For another interview with Professor Henze about his work on Second Temple Judaism, see here.
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