pseudepigrapha


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pseud·e·pig·ra·pha

 (so͞o′dĭ-pĭg′rə-fə)
pl.n.
1. Spurious writings, especially writings falsely attributed to biblical characters or times.
2. A body of texts written between 200 bc and ad 200 and spuriously ascribed to various prophets and kings of the Hebrew Scriptures.

[Greek, from neuter pl. of pseudepigraphos, falsely ascribed : pseudēs, false; see pseudo- + epigraphein, to inscribe (epi-, epi- + graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots).]

pseud′e·pig′ra·phal (-rə-fəl), pseud′ep·i·graph′ic (so͞o′dĕp-ĭ-grăf′ĭk), pseud′ep·i·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl), pseud′e·pig′ra·phous (-rə-fəs) adj.

Pseudepigrapha

(ˌsjuːdɪˈpɪɡrəfə)
pl n
1. (Bible) various Jewish writings from the first century bc to the first century ad that claim to have been divinely revealed but which have been excluded from the Greek canon of the Old Testament. Also called (in the Roman Catholic Church): Apocrypha
2. (Judaism) various Jewish writings from the first century bc to the first century ad that claim to have been divinely revealed but which have been excluded from the Greek canon of the Old Testament. Also called (in the Roman Catholic Church): Apocrypha
[C17: from Greek pseudepigraphos falsely entitled, from pseudo- + epigraphein to inscribe]
Pseudepigraphic, ˌPseudepiˈgraphical, ˌPseudeˈpigraphous adj

pseud•e•pig•ra•pha

(ˌsu dəˈpɪg rə fə)

n.pl.
certain writings other than the canonical books and the Apocrypha professing to be Biblical in character.
[1685–95; < New Latin < Greek, neuter pl. of pseudepígraphos falsely inscribed, bearing a false title. See pseud-, epigraph, -ous]
pseud`ep•i•graph′ic (-dɛp ɪˈgræf ɪk) adj.

pseudepigrapha

the spurious writings (other than the canonical books and the Apocrypha) professing to be biblical in character, as the Books of Enoch. — pseudepigraphic, pseudepigraphical, pseudepigraphous, adj.
See also: Bible
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pseudepigrapha - 52 texts written between 200 BC and AD 200 but ascribed to various prophets and kings in the Hebrew scriptures; many are apocalyptic in nature
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
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Each selection is translated by a leading scholar, and collectively these selections present both complete works and substantial excerpts of longer works that provide readers with a solid introduction to the major writings of the era including the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, the writings of Josephus, the writings of Philo of Alexandria, and the Apocrypha.
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A naive student of religion, often from a conservative or literalist background, will be jolted from complacency upon learning of the multiple authors of the Bible, borrowings from earlier cultures, lack of historical and archaeological evidence and the pseudepigrapha.
The author's familiarity with the extra-biblical literature, particularly the rabbinic material, is gratifyingly complete, as is his command of the apociypha, Philo, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Pseudepigrapha.
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His principal sources are the Bible, including the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Josephus, the Elephantine archive (fifth century), the Zeno Papyri (third century), the Dead Sea Scrolls, and archaeology.
Lorenzo DiTommaso, The Book of Daniel and the Apocryphal Daniel Literature, Studia in Veteris Testamenti Pseudepigrapha 20 (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2005), 237.
FARROW, "Aeneas and Rome: Pseudepigrapha and Politics", CJ, 87 1992, 339-359, secondo cui lEphemeris sarebbe stata scritta in reazione al De excidio Troiae.
lt;<Predictions of the Destruction of the Herodian Temple in the Pseudepigrapha, Qumran Scrolls, and Related Texts>>, JSP 10, 1992, 89-147.