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Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Classified Bibliography 1997

THE OLD TESTAMENT PSEUDEPIGRAPHA

HONOURS MODULE DI3216 (/4216)

UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS

 

ANNOTATED BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY (1997)

compiled by Dr. James R. Davila

Abbreviations not explained in the text may be found in the Instructions for Contributors of the _Journal of Biblical Literature_ .

This bibliography covers only basic works in English (along with some editions of primary texts in other modern languages) for texts from the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha covered in DI3216/4216 in the Spring Semester of 1997. I have tried to give more detailed references for the lesser known and more fragmentary documents.

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0.0 GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

James H. Charlesworth, _The Pseudepigrapha and Modern Research: with a Supplement_ (SBLSCS 7; Chico, Ca.: Scholars Press, 1981)

David Noel Freedman (ed.), _The Anchor Bible Dictionary_ (6 vols.; New York: Doubleday, 1992) [abbreviated hereafter as ABD. Articles on every text included in the Charlesworth edition of the OT Pseudepigrapha appear in the ABD.]

 

0.1 TRANSLATIONS OF THE OT PSEUDEPIGRAPHA IN COLLECTIONS

R. H. Charles (ed.), _The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament in English_, vol. I, _Apocrypha_; vol. II, _Pseudepigrapha_ (2. vols; Oxford: Clarendon, 1913) [abbreviated hereafter as APOT I and APOT II, respectively]

James H. Charlesworth (ed.), _The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha_, vol. 1, _Apocalyptic Literature and Testaments_, vol. 2, _Expansions of the "Old Testament" and Legends, Wisdom and Philosophical Literature, Prayers, Psalms, and Odes, Fragments of Lost Judeo-Hellenistic Works_ (Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday, 1983, 1985) [abbreviated hereafter as OTP. THIS IS THE MAIN TEXTBOOK FOR DI3216/4216]

H. F. D. Sparks (ed.), _The Apocryphal Old Testament_ (Oxford: Clarendon, 1984) [abbreviated hereafter as AOT]

0.2 ON THE LITERATURE OF THE SECOND TEMPLE PERIOD

John J. Collins, _The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to the Jewish Matrix of Christianity_ (New York: Crossroad, 1984) [THIS IS ALSO A TEXTBOOK FOR DI3216/4216]

Martha Himmelfarb, _Ascent to Heaven in Jewish and Christian Apocalypses_ (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993)

Martha Himmelfarb, _Tours of Hell: An Apocalyptic Form in Jewish and Christian Literature_ (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983)

Robert A. Kraft and George W. E. Nickelsburg (eds.), _Early Judaism and Its Modern Interpreters_ (The Bible and Its Modern Interpreters 2; Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1986)

George W. E. Nickelsburg, _Jewish Literature Between the Bible and the Mishnah: A Historical and Literary Introduction_ (London: SCM, 1981)

Emil Sch<"u>rer, _The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ (175 B.C.-A.D. 135)_, vol. III, parts 1-2, revised edition ed. Geza Vermes, Fergus Millar, and Martin Goodman (Edinburgh: Clark, 1986)

Michael E. Stone (ed.), _Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period: Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Qumran Sectarian Writings, Philo, Josephus_ (CRINT 2.2; Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984)

0.3 LITERARY APPROACHES AND ANCIENT EXEGESIS

Steven D. Fraade, _Enosh and His Generation: Pre-Israelite Hero and History in Postbiblical Interpretation_ (SBLMS 30; Chico, Ca.: Scholars Press, 1984)

Louis Ginzberg, _The Legends of the Jews_ (7 volumes; Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1936-1947) [a vast collation of Jewish legend from rabbinic texts, much of the OT Pseudepigrapha, and other sources]

James L. Kugel, _In Potiphar's House: The Interpretive Life of Biblical Texts_ (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1990)

1.11 Translations

OTP II, 35-142

APOT II, 1-82

AOT 1-139

1.12 Editions and Translations

James C. VanderKam, _The Book of Jubilees_ (2 vols.; CSCO 510-511; Louvain: Peeters, 1989)

James C. VanderKam and J. T. Milik, "Jubilees," in _Qumran Cave 4 VIII: Parabiblical Texts, Part 1_ ed. Harold Attridge et al. (Discoveries in the Judean Desert XIII; Oxford, Clarendon, 1994) 1-185 [edition of most of the Hebrew fragments of Jubilees and related works found among the Dead Sea Scrolls)

1.13 Studies

John C. Endres, _Biblical Interpretation in the Book of Jubilees_ (CBQMS 18; Washington DC: Catholic Biblical Association of America, 1987)

James C. VanderKam, _Textual and Historical Studies in the Book of Jubilees_ (HMS 14; Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press, 1977)

James C. VanderKam, "Biblical Interpretation in 1 Enoch and Jubilees," in _The Pseudepigrapha and Early Biblical Intepretation_ (see 4.01) 96-125

2.11 Translations

OTP I, 775-828

APOT II, 282-367

AOT 505-600

2.12 Editions and Commentaries

H. W. Hollander and M. de Jonge, _The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs: A Commentary_ (Leiden: Brill, 1985)

M. de Jonge, _Testamenta XII Patriarcharum Edited According to Cambridge University Library MS Ff1.24 fol.203a-262b, with Short Notes_ (PVTG 1; Leiden: Brill, 1964)

M. de Jong et al., _The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs: A Critical Edition of the Greek Text_ (PVTG I 2; Leiden: Brill, 1978)

2.13 Studies

M. de Jonge, _The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs: A Study of their Text, Composition, and Origin_ (Assen, Netherlands: Van Gorcum, 1953) [an old but groundbreaking study that is still very important]

H. Dixon Slingerland, _The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs: A Critical History of Research_ (SBLMS 21; Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press, 1977) [a review of scholarship on the Testaments from the thirteenth century to the 1970s]

3.1 Translations

OTP I, 829-68

AOT 617-48

3.2 Editions

Sebastian P. Brock, _Testamentum Iobi. J. C. Picard, _Apocalypsis Baruchi graece_ (PVTG 2; Leiden: Brill, 1967)

Robert A. Kraft et al., _The Testament of Job According to the SV Text_ (SBLTT 5; Missoula Mont.: Scholars Press, 1974)

3.3 Studies

Michael A. Knibb and Pieter W. Van Der Horst (eds.), _Studies on the Testament of Job_ (SNTSMS 66; Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1989)

A couple of articles on the Testament of Job can also be found in _Society of Biblical Literature: 1974 Seminar Papers_, ed. George MacRae (Cambridge, Mass.; Scholas Press, 1974)

4.0 THE REWRITTEN BIBLE

4.01 General Bibliography

James H. Charlesworth and Craig A. Evans (eds.), _The Pseudepigrapha and Early Biblical Interpretation_ (JSPSS 14; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993)

Kraft and Nickelsburg (eds.), _Early Judaism_ (see 0.2) ch. 10

Stone (ed.) _Jewish Writings_ (see 0.2) chs. 2-3

Geza Vermes, _Scripture and Tradition in Judaism: Haggadic Studies_ (2nd ed.; Leiden: Brill, 1983)

4.11 Translation

OTP II, 297-377

4.12 Editions and Commentaries

Daniel J. Harrington et al., _Les antiquites bibliques / Pseudo-Philon_ (2 vols.; Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1976) [critical Latin text with French translation and commentary]

Howard Jacobsen, _Commentary on Pseudo-Philo's " Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum," with Latin Text and English Translation_ (Leiden, Brill, 1996)

4.13 Studies

Daniel J. Harrington, "A Decade of Research on Pseudo-Philo's Biblical Antiquities," _JSP_ 2 (1988) 3-12

Frederick J. Murphy, _Pseudo-Philo: Rewriting the Bible_ (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993)

5.0 HYMNIC AND LITURGICAL TEXTS

5.01 General Bibliography

James H. Charlesworth, "Jewish Hymns, Odes, and Prayers (ca. 167 B.C.E.-135 C.E.)" in _Early Judaism_, ed. Kraft and Nickelsburg (see 0.2) 411-36

D. Flusser, "Psalms, Hymns, and Prayers," in _Jewish Writings_, ed. Michael E. Stone (see 0.2) 551-77

Ismar Elbogen, _Jewish Liturgy: A Comprehensive History_ (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1993) [a massive history of the development of the Jewish liturgy from the Tannaitic period to the present. Originally published in German in 1913 and translated into Hebrew and updated in 1972. The English version is a translation of the Hebrew edition.]

5.11 Translations

OTP II, 609-24

5.12 Editions and Commentaries

W. Baars, "Apocryphal Psalms," in _The Old Testament in Syriac According to the Peshitta Version_, ed. the Peshitta Institute, Leiden, part IV, fasc. 6 (Leiden: Brill, 1972)

J. A. Sanders, _The Psalms Scroll of Qumran Cave 11_ (DJD IV; Oxford: Clarendon, 1965)

J. A. Sanders, _The Dead Sea Psalms Scroll_ (Ithaca, N. Y.: Cornell University Press, 1967)

5.21 Translations

OTP II, 725-71

AOT 683-731

5.22 Edition, Translation, and Commentary

James H. Charlesworth, _The Odes of Solomon_ (SBLTT 13; Chico, Ca.: Scholars Press, 1977)

5.23 Study

Gerald R. Blaszczak, _A Formcritical Study of Selected Odes of Solomon_ (HSM 36; Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1985)

6.0 SAPIENTIAL LITERATURE

6.01 General Bibliography

M. Gilbert, "Wisdom Literature," in _Jewish Writings_, ed. Stone (see 0.2) 283-324

Burton Mack and Roland E. Murphy, "Wisdom Literature," in _Early Judaism_, ed. Kraft and Nickelsburg (see 0.2) 371-410

Roland E. Murphy, "Wisdom in the OT," ABD VI 920-31

Gerhard Von Rad, _Wisdom in Israel_ (Nashville: Abingdon, 1972)

R. B. Y. Scott, _The Way of Wisdom in the Old Testament_ (New York: Macmillan, 1971)

6.11 Translations

OTP II, 509-29

APOT I, 156-73

6.12 Editions and Commentary

Alfred Rahlfs, _Septuaginta_ (2 vols. in 1; Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1935, 1979) vol. 1, 1139-56

M. Hadas, _The Third and Fourth Book of Maccabees_ (New York, 1953)

6.13 Studies

V. A. Tcherikover, "The Third Book of Maccabees as a Historical Source," _ScrHier_ 7 (1961) 1-26

F. Parente, "The Third Book of Maccabees as Ideological Document and Historical Source," _Henoch_ 10 (1988) 143-82

David S. Williams, "_3 Maccabees_: A Defense of Diaspora Judaism?" _JSP_ 13 (1995) 17-29

6.21 Translations

OTP II, 479-507 [Elephantine Aramaic version]

APOT II, 715-84 [Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Ethiopic, and Greek versions]

H. L. Ginsberg, "The Words of Ahiqar" in _Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament_, ed. James B. Pritchard (3rd ed. with supplement; Princeton N. J.: Princeton University Press, 1969) 427-30 [Elephantine Aramaic version]

6.22 Editions

A. Cowley, _Aramaic Papyri of the Fifth Century B.C._ (Oxford: Clarendon, 1923) 204-48 [Elephantine Aramaic version]

F. C. Conybeare et al. (eds.), _The Story of Ahikar: from the Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Ethiopic, Greek and Slavonic Versions_ (London/Glasgow: Clay & Sons, 1898)

James M. Lindenberger, _The Aramaic Proverbs of Ahiqar_ (Baltimore/London: Johns Hopkins University, 1983) [The proverbs from the Elephantine Aramaic version only]

6.23 Studies

Bezalel Porten, "Elephantini Papyri, ABD II 445-55 [background material]

Sch<"u>rer, _History_ (see 0.2) III.1, 232-39

7.0 ANCIENT MAGIC

7.01 Texts and Editions

Hans Dieter Betz (ed.), _The Greek Magical Papyri: Including the Demotic Spells_ (Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 1986)

Michael A. Morgan, _Sepher Ha-Razim: The Book of the Mysteries_ (SBLTT 25; Chico, Ca.: Scholars Press, 1983)

Joseph Naveh and Shaul Shaked, _Amulets and Magic Bowls: Aramaic Incantations of Late Antiquity_ (2nd ed.; Jerusalem: Magnes, 1987)

Joseph Naveh and Shaul Shaked, _Magic Spells and Formulae: Aramaic Incantations of Late Antiquity_ (Jerusalem: Magnes, 1993)

Karl Preisendanz and Albert Henrichs, _Papyri Graecae Magicae: die griechischen Zauberpapyri_ (2 vols.; 2nd ed.; Stuttgart: Teubner, 1973-74)

Lawrence H. Schiffman and Michael D. Swartz, _Hebrew and Aramaic Incantations from the Cairo Geniza: Selected Texts from Taylor-Schechter Box K1_ (Sheffield: JSOT, 1992)

7.02 General Studies

P. S. Alexander, "Incantations and Books of Magic," in Sch<"u>rer, _History_ (see 0.2) III.1, 342-79

Daniel Lawrence O'Keefe, _Stolen Lightning: The Social Theory of Magic_ (Oxford: Martin Robertson, 1982)

Marvin Meyer and Paul Mirecki (eds.), _Ancient Magic and Ritual Power_ (Leiden: Brill, 1995)

Peter Sch<"a>fer, "Jewish Magic Literature in Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages," _JJS_ 41 (1990) 75-91

7.11 Translations

OTP II, 715-23

Betz, _Greek Magical Papyri_ (see 7.01) 261

7.12 Edition

Preisendanz and Henrichs, _Papyri Graecae Magicae_ (see 7.1) XXIIb.1-26

7.2 TESTAMENT OF SOLOMON

7.21 Translations

OTP I, 935-87

AOT 733-51

7.22 Edition

C. C. McCown, _The Testament of Solomon_ (Leipzig, 1922)

7.23 Studies

Dennis C. Duling, "Solomon, Exorcism, and the Son of David," _HTR_ 68 (1975) 235-52

Dennis C. Duling, "The Testament of Solomon: Retrospect and Prospect," _JSP_ 2 (1988) 87-112

H. M. Jackson, "Notes on the Testament of Solomon," _JSJ_ 19 (1988) 19-60

8.0 APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE

8.01 General Bibliography

John J. Collins (ed.), _Apocalypse: The Morphology of a Genre_, _Semeia_ 14 (1979) [an extremely important collection of essays on the genre "apocalypse"]

Paul D. Hanson, _The Dawn of Apocalyptic: the Historical and Sociological Roots of Jewish Apocalyptic Eschatology_ (rev. ed.; Philadelphia: Fortress, 1979)

Christopher Rowland, The Open Heaven: a Study of Apocalyptic in Judaism and Early Christianity (London: SPCK, 1982)

8.11 Translations

OTP I, 605-13

AOT 953-66

8.12 Edition

Otto Wahl, Apocalypsis Esdrae; Apocalypsis Sedrach; Visio Beati Esdrae (PVTG 4; Leiden: Brill, 1977)

8.13 Studies

Richard Bauckham, "The Apocalypses in the New Pseudepigrapha," _JSNT_ 26 (1986) 97-117

Adela Yarbro Collins, "The Early Christian Apocalypses," _Semeia_ 14 (see 8.1) 61-103, esp. 94-95

8.21 Translations

OTP I, 707-719 Bentley Layton, _The Gnostic Scriptures: A New Translation with Annotation and Introductions_ (New York: Doubleday, 1987) 52-64 (under the title "the Revelation of Adam")

George W. MacRae and Douglas M. Parrott, "The Apocalypse of Adam (V,5)" in _The Nag Hammadi Library in English_, ed. James M. Robinson (3rd ed.; San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1988) 277-86

8.22 Editions

J. M. Robinson (ed.), _The Facsimile Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices: Codex V_ (Leiden: Brill, 1975)

George W. McRae, "The Apocalypse of Adam" in _Nag Hammadi Codices V, 2-5 and VI with Papyrus Berolinensis 8502, 1 and 4_, ed. D. M. Parrott (NHS 11; Leiden: Brill, 1979) 151-95

8.231 Studies

Francis T. Fallon, "The Gnostic Apocalypses," _Semeia_ 14 (see 8.01) 123-58, esp. 126-27

Charles W. Hedrick, _The Apocalypse of Adam: A Literary and Source Analysis_ (SBLDS 46; Chico, Ca.: Scholars Press, 1980)

George W. McRae, "The Coptic Gnostic Apocalypse of Adam," _HeyJ_ 6 (1965) 27-35

Edwin M. Yamauchi, "Pre-Christian Gnosticism in the Nag Hammadi Texts?" _CH_ 48 (1979) 129-41

8.232 General Introductions to Gnosticism

Simone P<'e>trement, _A Separate God: The Christian Origins of Gnosticism_ (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1990)

Kurt Rudolph, _Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism_ (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1987)

Edwin M. Yamauchi, _Pre-Christian Gnosticism: A Survey of the Proposed Evidences_ (London: Tyndale, 1973)

8.31 Translations

OTP I, 497-515

AOT 915-25

8.32 Editions

See the bibliography in OTP I, 506-7

8.33 Studies

Richard Bauckham, "The Apocalypses in the New Pseudepigrapha," _JSNT_ 26 (1986) 97-117

Richard Bauckham, "Early Jewish Visions of Hell," _JTS_ 41 (1990) 355-385 [primarily useful as general background to the text in question]

John J. Collins, "The Jewish Apocalypses," Semeia 14 (see 8.1) 21-59, esp. 43

Himmelfarb, _Tours of Hell_ (see 0.2) passim

Himmelfarb, _Ascent to Heaven_ (see 0.2) passim

9.0 FRAGMENTS

9.1 ELDAD AND MODAD

9.11 Translation

OTP II, 463-65

9.12-3 Edition and Study

Sch<"u>rer, _History_ (see 0.2) III.2, 783

9.2 JANNES AND JAMBRES

9.21 Translation

OTP II, 427-42

9.22 Edition

Albert Pietersma, _The Apocryphon of Jannes and Jambres_ (Leiden: Brill, 1994)

9.23 Studies

Stephen Gero, "Parerga to 'The Book of Jannes and Jambres,'" _JSP_ 9 (1991) 67-85

Sch<"u>rer, _History_ (see 0.2) III.2, 781-83

10.0 SURVIVALS

10.01 General Bibilography

John C. Reeves (ed.), _Tracing the Threads: Studies in the Vitality of Jewish Pseudepigrapha_ (SBLEJL 6; Atlanta Ga.: Scholars Press, 1994)

10.02 Merkavah Mysticism and Hekhalot Literature

Peter Sch<"a>fer, _The Hidden and Manifest God: Some Major Themes in Early Jewish Mysticism_ (Albany, N. Y.: SUNY, 1992)

10.1 3 ENOCH

10.11 Translation

OTP I, 223-315

10.12 Editions

Hugo Odeberg, _3 Enoch or The Hebrew Book of Enoch_ (New York: KTAV, 1973) [a reprint of the first edition, published originally in 1928. The introductory material (apart from the good new prolegomenon by Jonas Greenfield) is out of date and should be used with extreme caution. The text and translation are based on an inferior manuscript, so a good Hebrew text needs to be reconstructed from the apparatus by the reader. Nonspecialists should stay with the excellent translation by Philip Alexander in OTP I listed above.]

Peter Sch<"a>fer et al., Synopse zur Hekhalot-Literatur (T<"u>bingen: Mohr [Siebeck], 1981) [includes a new collation of two manuscripts of 3 Enoch in ## 1-80]

Peter Sch<"a>fer and Klaus Herrmann, _<"U>bersetzung der Hekhalot-Literatur_, vol. I, _## 1-80_ (T<"u>bingen: Mohr [Siebeck], 1995) [a new German translation of 3 Enoch based on one of the major manuscripts and including variants from the others. The authors are preparing a complete edition of the document.]

10.13 Studies

P. S. Alexander, "The Historical Setting of the Hebrew Book of Enoch," _JJS_ 28 (1977) 156-80

Anthony J. Saldarini, "Apocalypses and 'Apocalyptic' in Rabbinic Literature and Mysticism," _Semeia_ 14 (see 8.01) 187-205, esp. 192-93

Peter Sch<"a>fer, _The Hidden and Manifest God: Some Major Themes in Early Jewish Mysticism_ (Albany, N. Y.: SUNY, 1992) ch. 6

8.3 APOCALYPSE OF ZEPHANIAH

8.2 APOCALYPSE OF ADAM

8.1 APOCALYPSE OF SEDRACH

7.1 PRAYER OF JACOB (PGM XXIIb. 1-26)

6.2 AHIQAR

6.1 3 MACCABEES

5.2 ODES OF SOLOMON

5.1 MORE PSALMS OF DAVID

4.1 PSEUDO-PHILO (LIBER ANTIQUITATUM BIBLICARUM)

3.1 THE TESTAMENT OF JOB

2.1 THE TESTAMENTS OF THE TWELVE PATRIARCHS

1.1 THE BOOK OF JUBILEES

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