Intertextual Explorations in Deuterocanonical
and Cognate Literature
Jesus even called him "the Elijah who was to come" (Matt 11:14), invoking a tradition beginning in Old Testament (Mal 4:5-6) and expanded in deuterocanonical
literature (Sir 48:10) that held that the prophet Elijah would one day return to facilitate reconciliation and restore Israel before the Day of the LORD.
In the 16th century Pope Sixtus divided the Old Testament into protocanonical and deuterocanonical
works, proto meaning those works that came before and deutero meaning there that are secondary to the canon.
This differs from the seventy-three books of the Catholic Bible because it excludes the seven deuterocanonical
and Cognate Literature: Yearbook.) De Gruyter, Berlin, 1-12.
author of the later deuterocanonical
First Book of Maccabees might well
books of Sirach and Wisdom of Solomon, notes Sophie Ramond, exhibit a higher interest in the themes of law and justice than other wisdom books, such as Job and Qohelet.
However, the tradition does not consist of a single trajectory, as Jeremy Corely's survey of deuterocanonical
texts like Sirach, Baruch, and 3 Maccabees concludes.
Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version Containing the Old and New Testaments and the Deuterocanonical
This present commentary features articles dealing with each book of the Tanakh, plus the Christian Scriptures, as well as those works known as the Apocrypha or Deuterocanonical
In the first seven chapters Anderson's starting point is two passages from the deuterocanonical
(i.e., apocryphal) books of the Old Testament: Sirach 35:1-2 and Tobit 4:7b-10.
Indeed, Anderson strolls comfortably from Hebrew biblical texts to rabbinic midrash and commentary, to Second Temple deuterocanonical
and apocryphal works, to the sermons of the church fathers, to medieval religious art, and back to the biblical texts, all the while showing similarities and mutual illuminations across the ages.