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Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Classified Bibliography 1999

THE OLD TESTAMENT PSEUDEPIGRAPHA

HONOURS MODULE DI3216 (/4216)

UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS

 

ANNOTATED BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY (1999)

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_, which can be downloaded from the SBL home page. 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 1999.

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1.11 Translations

OTP II, 7-34
APOT II, 83-122

1.111 Texts Related to or Dependent on Aristeas

Aristobulus (Eusebius, _Preparatio Evangelica_ 13.12.2)
Philo, _De Vita Mosis_ 2.25-44
Josephus, _Antiquites_ 12.1-118
Justin Martyr, _Apology_ 1.31_
Irenaeus, _Against the Heresies_ 3.21.2
Eusebius, _Preparatio Evangelica_ 8.2-5, 9; 9.38
Epiphanius _On Weights and Measures_ 3-11
Jerome, _Preface to the Pentateuch_(This link has a summary.)
Augustine, _City of God_ 18.42-43

1.12 Editions and Commentaries

H. St. J. Thackeray, "Appendix: The Letter of Aristeas," in _An Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek_ by Henry Barclay Swete and Richard Rusden Ottley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1914) 531-606 [Greek text and a useful discussions of the MSS of the work.]

Moses Hadas, _Aristeas to Philocrates: (Letter of Aristeas)_ (New York: Harper, 1951)

John R. Bartlett, _Jews in the Hellenistic World: Josephus, Aristeas, the Sibylline Oracles, Eupolemus_ (Cambridge Commentaries on Writings of the Jewish and Christian World 200 BC to AD 200; v.1, pt.1; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985)

1.13 Studies

D. W. Gooding, "Aristeas and Septuagint Origins: A Review of Recent Articles," _VT_ 13 (1963) 357-79

Moses Hadas, "Aristeas and III Maccabees, _HTR_ 42 (1949) 175-84

Sidney Jellicoe, "Aristeas, Philo, and the Septuagint _Vorlage_," _JTS_ n.s. 12 (1961) 261-71

______________, "Septuagint Origins: _The Letter of Aristeas_," in _The Septuagint and Modern Study_ (see 0.2 above) 29-58

Andr<'e> Pelletier, "Josephus, the Letter of Aristeas, and the Septuagint," in _Josephus, the Bible, and History_, ed. Louis H. Feldman and Gohei Hata (Detroit: Wayne State University, 1989)

V. Tcherikover, "The Ideology of the Letter of Aristeas," _HTR_ 51 (1958) 59-85

G. Zuntz, "Aristeas Studies I: 'The Seven Banquets,'" _JSS_ 4 (1959)

________, "Aristeas Studies II: Aristeas on the Translation of the Torah, _JSS_ 4 (1959) 109-26

The articles by Gooding and Tcherikover, and the second one by Zuntz, are reprinted by Sidney Jellicoe in _Studies in the Septuagint: Origins, Recensions, and Interpretations: Selected Essays with a Prolegomenon_ (New York, Ktav, 1974) 158-225

2.11 Translations

OTP I, 653-79
APOT II, 527-41
AOT, 897-914

2.12 Editions and Commentaries

J.-C. Picard, _Apocalypsis Baruchi Graece_, ed. A.-M. Denis and M. de Jonge (PVTG 2 Leiden, 1967) [in a single volume with _Testamentum Iobi_, ed. S. P. Brock]

2.13 Studies

Daniel C. Harlow, _The Greek Apocalypse of Baruch (3 Baruch) in Hellenistic Judaism and Early Christianity_ (Leiden/New York: Brill, 1996)

Richard Bauckham, "Early Jewish Visions of Hell," _JTS_ 41 (1990) 355-85

3.11 Translations

OTP I, 317-472
APOT II, 368-406

3.12 Editions and Commentaries

John R. Bartlett, _Jews in the Hellenistic World: Josephus, Aristeas, the Sibylline Oracles, Eupolemus_ (Cambridge Commentaries on Writings of the Jewish and Christian World 200 BC to AD 200; v.1, pt.1; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985) [Selections and commentary, pp. 35-55]

D. S. Potter, _Prophecy and History in the Crisis of the Roman Empire: A Historical Commentary on the Thirteenth Sibylline Oracle_ (Oxford: Clarendon, 1990)

3.13 Studies

John J. Collins, _The Sibylline Oracles of Egyptian Judaism_ (Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press, 1974)

__________, "The Place of the Fourth Sibyl in the Development of the Jewish Sibyllina," _JJS_ 25 (1974) 365-80

__________, "The Development of the Sibylline Traditions," _ANRW_ 20.1 (1986) 421-59

Larry Kreitzer, "Sibylline Oracles 8, the Roman Imperial _Adventus_ Coinage and the Apocalypse of John," _JSP_ 4 (1989) 69-85

J. C. O'Neill, "The Man from Heaven: _SibOr_ 5.256-259," _JSP_ 9 (1991) 87-102

H. W. Parke, _Sibyls and Sibylline Prophecy in Classical Antiquity_ (London/New York: Routledge, 1988)

(The more comprehensive Joseph and Aseneth: On-line Bibliography, which includes many works in languages other than English, can be found on Mark Goodacre's Aseneth Web Page. Numerous links to additional online material (reviews, art, etc.) are given on this page as well.)

4.11 Translations

OTP II, 176-247
AOT, 465-503(translation by David Cook, posted on the Aseneth Web Page by permission of Oxford University Press)

4.12 Editions and Commentaries

Christoph Burchard, _Joseph und Aseneth_ (Gutersloh: Mohn, 1983) 579-735 [the long text]

Marc Philonenko, _Joseph et As<'e>neth: introduction, texte critique, traduction, et notes_ (Studia Post Biblica; Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1968) [the short text]

4.13 Studies

R. T. Beckwith, "The Solar Calendar of Joseph and Asenath: A Suggestion," _JSJ_ 15 (1984) 90-111

Gideon Bohak, _"Joseph and Aseneth" and the Jewish Temple in Heliopolis_ (Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1996)

Randall D. Chesnutt, "The Social Setting and Purpose of Joseph and Aseneth," _JSP_ 2 (1988) 21-48

___________________, _From Death to Life: Conversion in Joseph and Aseneth_ (Sheffield, England: JSOT Press, 1995)

Rees Conrad Douglas, "Liminality and Conversion in Joseph and Aseneth," _JSP_ 3 (1988) 31-42

Robert Hayward, "The Jewish Temple at Leontopolis: A Reconsideration," _JJS_ 33 (1982) 429-43

Moyer Hubbard, "Honey for Aseneth: Interpreting a Religious Symbol," _JSP_ 16 (1997) 97-110

Edith McEwan Humphrey, _The Ladies and the Cities: Transformation and Apocalyptic Identity in Joseph and Aseneth, 4 Ezra, the Apocalypse and the Shepherd of Hermas_ (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995)

Howard Clark Kee, "The Socio-Religious Setting and Aims of 'Joseph and Asenath,''' _Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers 1976_ (Missoula, Mont.: 1976) 183-92

_________________, "The Socio-Cultural Setting of Joseph and Aseneth," _NTS_ 29 (1983) 394-413

G. D. Kilpatrick, "The Last Supper," _ExpTim_ 64 (1952-53) 4-8

Ross Shepard Kraemer, _When Aseneth Met Joseph. A Late Antique Tale of the Biblical Patriarch and his Egyptian Wife Reconsidered_ (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)

Richard I. Pervo, "Joseph and Asenath and the Greek Novel," _Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers 1976_ (Missoula, Mont.: 1976) 171-81

S. West, "_Joseph and Aseneth_: A Neglected Greek Romance," _Classical Quarterly_ 24 (1974) 70-81

4.131 Recent Studies on the Ancient Greek Novel

Thomas H<"a>gg, _The Novel in Antiquity_ (Oxford: Blackwell, 1983 [published originally in Swedish in 1980])

J. R. Morgan and Richard Stoneman (eds.), _Greek Fiction: The Greek Novel in Context_ (London/New York: Routledge, 1994)

5.11 Translation

OTP I, 871-902
AOT, 393-421

5.12 Editions and Commentaries

Michael E. Stone, _The Testament of Abraham: The Greek Recensions_ (New York: Society of Biblical Literature, 1972)

5.13 Studies

Charles W. Fishburne, "I Corinthians III. 10-15 and the Testament of Abraham," _NTS_ 17 (1970-71) 109-115

Anitra Bingham Kolenkow, "What is the Role of Testament in the Testament of Abraham?" _HTR_ 67 (1974)

Robert A. Kraft, "Reassessing the Recensional Problems in Testament of Abraham," online on the Kraft web page.

Phillip B. Munoa, _Four Powers in Heaven: The Interpretation of Daniel 7 in the Testament of Abraham_ (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998)

George W. E. Nickelsburg and Robert A. Kraft, _Studies on the Testament of Abraham_ (Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press, 1976)

Essays in the previous volume by Harrington, Ward, and Nickelsburg also appear in the _1972 Proceedings for the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies and the Society of Biblical Literature_ (SCS2, 1972), ed. Robert A. Kraft

Nigel Turner, "The 'Testament of Abraham': Problems in Biblical Greek," _NTS_ 1 (1954-55) 219-23

6.11 Translations

OTP II, 531-64
APOT II, 653-85

The Revised Standard Version.
(Note also the Revised Standard Version of 2 Maccabees, especially ch. 7, the main source of 4 Maccabees.

6.12 Edition and Commentary

Moses Hadas, _The Third and Fourth Books of Maccabees_ (New York : Ktav, 1976)

6.13 Studies

Elias Bickerman, "The Date of Fourth Maccabees," _Studies in Jewish and Christian History_ (Leiden: Brill, 1976) 275-81

Sigrid Peterson, "Fourth Maccabees and the Asia Minor Provenance Hypothesis" [A prepublication copy online.]

David A. deSilva, "The Noble Contest: Honor, Shame, and the Rhetorical Strategy of _4 Maccabees_," _JSP_ 13 (1995) 31-57

Paul L. Redditt, "The Concept of _Nomos_ in Fourth Maccabees," _CBQ_ 45 (1983) 249-70

Robert Renehan, "The Greek Philosophical Background of Fourth Maccabees," _Rheinisches Museum f<"u>r Philologie_ N.F. 115 (1972) 223-38

Margaret Schatkin, "The Maccabean Martyrs," _VC_ 28 (1974) 97-113

Robert l. Wilken, "The Jews of Antioch," _Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers 1976_ (Missoula, Mont.: 1976) 67-74

7.11 Translation

OTP II, 905-19

7.12 Edition and Commentary

Carl R. Holladay, _Fragments from Hellenistic Jewish Authors_ vol. 1 _Historians_ ( SBLTT 20: SBLPS 10; Missoula, MT; Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1983) 277-335 [Greek text, translation, and commentary]

7.13 Studies

John G. Gager, "Pseudo-Hecataeus Again," _ZNW_ 60 (1969) 130-39

Doron Meldels, "Hecataeus of Abdera and a Jewish Patrios Politeia," in _Identity, Religion and Historiography: Studies in Hellenistic History_ (JSPSS 24; Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998)

8.11 Translation

OTP II, 803-19

8.12 Edition and Commentary

Howard Jacobsen, _The Exagoge of Ezekiel_ (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1983)

8.13 Studies

Carl R. Holladay, "The Portrait of Moses in Ezekiel the Tragedian," _Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers 1976_ (Missoula, Mont.: 1976) 447-52

Pieter W. van der Horst, "Moses' Throne Vision in Ezekiel the Dramatist," _JJS_ 34 (1983) 21-29

__________, "Some Notes on the _Exagoge_ of Ezekiel," _Mnemosyne_ 37 (1984) 354-75

J. Strugnell, "Notes on the Text and Metre of Ezekiel the Tragedian's 'Exagoge,'" _HTR_ 60 (1967) 449-57

9.11 Translation

OTP II, 861-72

 

9.12 Editions and Commentaries

John R. Bartlett, _Jews in the Hellenistic World: Josephus, Aristeas, the Sibylline Oracles, Eupolemus_ (Cambridge Commentaries on Writings of the Jewish and Christian World 200 BC to AD 200; v.1, pt.1; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985) 56-71

Carl R. Holladay, _Fragments from Hellenistic Jewish Authors_ vol. 1 _Historians_ ( SBLTT 20: SBLPS 10; Missoula, MT; Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1983) 93-156 [Greek text, translation, and commentary]

Ben Zion Wacholder, _Eupolemos: A Study in Judaeo-Greek Literature_ (MHUC 3; Cincinnati, Ohio: Hebrew Union College, 1974)

 

9.13 Studies

Robert Doran, "The Jewish Hellenistic Historians before Josephus," _ANRW_ 20.1 (1986) 246-97, esp. 263-70

Ben Zion Wacholder, "Biblical Chronology in the Hellenistic World Chronicles," _HTR_ 61 (1968) 451-81

9.21 Translation

OTP II, 873-82

9.22 Edition and Commentary

Carl R. Holladay, _Fragments from Hellenistic Jewish Authors_ vol. 1 _Historians_ ( SBLTT 20: SBLPS 10; Missoula, MT; Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1983) 157-87 [Greek text, translation, and commentary]

9.23 Studies

James E. Bowley, "Ur of the Chaldees in Pseudo-Eupolemos," _JSP_ 14 (1996) 55-63

Robert Doran, "The Jewish Hellenistic Historians before Josephus," _ANRW_ 20.1 (1986) 246-97, esp. 270-74

Ben Zion Wacholder, "Pseudo-Eupolemos' Two Greek Fragments on the Life of Abraham," _HUCA_ 34 (1963) 83-113

10.11 Translation

OTP II, 831-42

10.12 Edition and Commentary

Carl R. Holladay, _Fragments from Hellenistic Jewish Authors_ vol. 3 _Aristobulus_ ( SBLTT 39: SBLPS 13; Missoula, MT; Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1983) [Greek text, translation, and commentary]

10.13 Studies

J. Gutman, "Aristobulus of Paneas, " _EncJud_ 3 (1971) 443-45

S. Sandmel, "Aristobulus (1)," _IDB_ 1 (1962) 221

11.11 Translation

OTP II, 883-87

11.12 Edition and Commentary

Carl R. Holladay, _Fragments from Hellenistic Jewish Authors_ vol. 1 _Historians_ ( SBLTT 20: SBLPS 10; Missoula, MT; Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1983) 245-59 [Greek text, translation, and commentary]

11.13 Studies

Robert Doran, "The Jewish Hellenistic Historians before Josephus," _ANRW_ 20.1 (1986) 246-97, esp. 255-57

B. Z. Wacholder, "Cleodemus Malchus," _EncJud_ 5 (1971) 603

11.1 CLEODEMUS MALCHUS

10.1 ARISTOBULUS

9.2 PSEUDO-EUPOLEMUS

9.1 EUPOLEMUS

8.1 EZEKIEL THE TRAGEDIAN, _EXAGOGE_

7.1 PSEUDO-HECATAEUS

6.1 4 MACCABEES

5.1 THE TESTAMENT OF ABRAHAM

4.1 JOSEPH AND ASENETH

3.1 SIBYLLINE ORACLES

2.1 3(GREEK APOCALYPSE OF) BARUCH

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 OLD TESTAMENT 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 Jewish Apocalyptic Literature_ (2nd ed.; Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1998) [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)

0.4 ON JUDAISM AND HELLENISM IN THE SECOND TEMPLE PERIOD

John M. G. Barclay, _Jews in the Mediterranean Diaspora: From Alexander to Trajan (323 BCE - 117 CE)_ (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1996)

Elias Bickerman, _From Ezra to the Last of the Maccabees: Foundations of Postbiblical Judaism_ (New York: Schocken, 1949)

F. F. Bruce, _The Books and the Parchments: Some Chapters on the Transmission of the Bible_ (3rd ed.; Westwood, N.J.: Fleming H. Revell, 1963)

John J. Collins, _Between Athens and Jerusalem: Jewish Identity in the Hellenistic Diaspora_ (New York: Crossroad, 1983)

W. D. Davies and Louis Finkelstein, _The Cambridge History of Judaism_ vol. 2 _The Hellenistic Age_ (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1989)

Joseph A. Fitzmyer, "The Languages of Palestine in the First Century A.D.," in _A Wandering Aramean: Collected Aramaic Essays_ (SBLMS 25; Chico, Ca.: Scholars Press, 1979) 29-56

Sidney Jellicoe, _The Septuagint and Modern Study_ (Ann Arbor, Mich.: Eisenbrauns, 1978)

Martin Hengel, _Judaism and Hellenism: Studies in their Encounter in Palestine during the Early Hellenistic Period_ (2 vols.; 2nd ed.; London: SCM, 1973)

Victor Tcherikover, _Hellenistic Civilization and the Jews_ (Philadelphia, Pa.: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1959)

1.1 ARISTEAS TO PHILOCRATES

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