Tag Archives: Pseudepigrapha

Important New Monograph by Andrei A. Orlov, “Divine Scapegoats”

Andrei A. Orlov, Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism (Albany: SUNY, 2015) 352 pages, ISBN13: 978-1-4384-5583-9 Divine Scapegoats is a wide-ranging exploration of the parallels between the heavenly and the demonic in early Jewish apocalyptical accounts. In these materials, antagonists often mirror features of angelic figures, and even those of the Deity himself, […]

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James Davila: More Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Project News

Professor James Davila, of the University of St Andrews, shared some recent news today, on his PaleoJudaica blog, regarding the monumental More Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Project that he is directing, together with Professor Emeritus Richard Bauckham, and with Dr. Alexander Panayotov as co-editor.  In his words: I am very happy to announce that the first […]

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Recent Blog Posts on Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Just wanted to alert you to a couple of interesting blog posts that I recently read on the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha. Tony Burke at Apocryphicity shared the following regarding why he chose to study the Christian Apocrypha: Why am I such an advocate for the Christian Apocrypha? Have I been “burned…by orthodox Christianity” as Ben […]

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New Work Released on The Book of Noah

NEW BOOK published by the SBL: Noah and His Book(s) Michael E. Stone, Aryeh Amihay, Vered Hillel ISBN 1589834887 Status Available Price: $45.95 Binding Paperback Publication Date June, 2010 In a collection of original essays, this book offers new insights on the question of the lost “book of Noah,” as well as studies of Noah’s […]

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The Pope Cites Old Testament Pseudepigrapha

VIA JIM DAVILA’S PALEOJUDAICA: PSEUDEPIGRAPHA WATCH: The Pope cites a couple of Old Testament Pseudepigrapha in his Easter Vigil homily. First, from the Life of Adam and Eve: Dear Brothers and Sisters, An ancient Jewish legend from the apocryphal book “The life of Adam and Eve” recounts that, in his final illness, Adam sent his son Seth […]

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In God’s Image and Likeness: An Interview with Author Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Part III

This is the third installment of a multi-part interview between myself and Dr. Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, author of the recently released In God’s Image and Likeness: Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Book of Moses. For previous posts in this series, see Part I here and Part II here. Please see the official website for […]

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In God’s Image and Likeness: An Interview with author Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

In God’s Image and Likeness: Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Book of Moses is a newly published work by Senior Research Scientist and LDS author Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, PhD.  I have, in the past couple of years, come to know Dr. Bradshaw and his excellent work in religious studies, and am very excited about […]

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When the Angels Worshipped Adam

September 26, 2008 Earlier on this week in Dr. Orlov’s class we had an absolute smorgasbord of a discussion.  The subject was the text often called The Life of Adam and Eve, known from the many manuscripts extant in various languages, including Latin, Greek, Slavonic, Coptic (fragments), Georgian, and Armenian. This document is an apocryphal […]

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