The Apocryphal Old Testament

Author: Hedley Frederick Davis Sparks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198261773
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This collection of translations of the more important non-canonical Old Testament books. It is both accessible and completely up to date with modern scholarship. Edited with introductions and brief bibliographies, it is suitable for general readers as well as for students.

The Second Epistle Of Saint Paul To The Corinthians

Author: Jean Hering
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606084151
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The Commentary on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians is concise and clear in presentation. Great care has been spent upon philological details and on obtaining the most probable text, but much of this material is kept out of the body of the commentary and relegated to footnotes. While all the chief commentaries on the Epistle, from St. Chrysostom to the present day, have been utilized by the author, he has deliberately avoided the undue accumulation of references and quotations, and has made his own critical assessment of earlier contributions. The student will find clear guidance for the study of the text, whether he is working with the English or Greek, and a penetrating exposition of its meaning. The more advanced scholar will appreciate the balanced judgment brought to bear upon difficult passages, and the many fresh persuasive solutions proposed. In agreement with the author's wishes, Dr. Heathcote has provided a fresh translation of the text of the Epistle, making use of the French version given by Professor Hering and embodying also the critical decisions reached in the body of the Commentary.

From Apocalypticism To Merkabah Mysticism

Author: Andrei A. Orlov
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004154396
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This volume represents the first attempt to study Slavonic pseudepigrapha collectively as a unique group of texts that share common theophanic and mediatorial imagery crucial for the development of early Jewish mysticism.

Ascent To Heaven In Jewish And Christian Apocalypses

Author: Martha Himmelfarb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195359657
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This is a study of the ancient Jewish and Christian apocalypses involving ascent into heaven, which have received little scholarly attention in comparison to apocalypses concerned primarily with the end of the world. Recent developments like the publication of the Aramaic Enoch fragments from Qumran and interest in questions of genre in the study of the apocalypses make this a particularly appropriate time to undertake this study. Martha Himmelfarb places the apocalypses in relation to both their biblical antecedents and their context in the Greco-Roman world. Her analysis emphasizes the emergence of the understanding of heaven as temple in the Book of the Watchers, the earliest of these apocalypses, and the way in which this understanding affects the depiction of the culmination of ascent, the hero's achievement of a place among the angels, in the ascent apocalypses generally. It also considers the place of secrets of nature and primeval history in these works. Finally, it offers an interpretation of the pseudepigraphy of the apocalypses and their function.