How to Forge a Biblical Book: Evidence from the Ancient World

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How to Forge a Biblical Book: Evidence from the Ancient World

Lecturer: J. Edward Wright

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
4:00pm-6:00pm
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Clubs & Organizations, Conferences, Lectures & Seminars, Spiritual & Worship

Several books in the Greek version of the Jewish Bible were demonstrably not written by their alleged authors. Many of these books are now designated as “Pseudepigrapha” or “Apocrypha.” The term pseudepigrapha means “falsely written,” and the term apocrypha means “secret” or, more suspiciously, “hidden.” The same phenomenon occurs in the New Testament. How did such seemingly spurious writings become part of the biblical canon? In this lecture Wright will explain how these books came into being and how they became canonical. This fresh look at these “false,” “secret,” or “hidden” books will display the great diversity that existed in earliest Judaism and Christianity.

 

 

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Carol Bean-Carmody
603-646-0475

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