Monday, July 08, 2024

Is biblical pseudepigraphy a lie or a fib?

PROF. JONATHAN KLAWANS: Biblical Pseudepigraphy: Are Falsely Attributed Biblical Texts Deceptive? (
Is editing and writing in the guise of Moses, Solomon, or Daniel a legitimate literary convention, justified because of the author’s inspired state? Or is this practice a form of deceit, even forgery?
A thougtful and quite comprehensive discussion of the issues, except that note 1 could have included a reference to MOTP.

For more on the possibility of pseudepigrapha as channeling, see here. Unfortunately, the link to my SBL paper has rotted again.

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