Pseudepigrapha: An Account of Certain Apocryphal Sacred Writings of the Jews and Early Christians
by William J. Deane
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In Pseudepigrapha, William Deane surveys
the Psalter of Solomon, the Book of Enoch, the
of Moses, the Apocalypse of Baruch, the Testaments of the
Twelve Patriarchs, the Book of Jubilees, the Ascension of
Isaiah, and the Sibylline Oracles. These books are
pseudepigraphous, which means they were falsely authored
before and during the early Christian era under famous
names to promote publicity. These books were never
included in the Jewish Canonical Scriptures and are
examined less frequently than the other apocryphal
writings. The pseudepigraphical texts are organized into
four different groups: lyrical, apocalyptical and
prophetical, legendary, and mixed. Deane intended this
book to give a succinct account of these controversial
books for readers who are not familiar with them. Despite
their biblical inauthenticity, these books can greatly
enrich our knowledge of the ancient Jewish belief
CCEL Staff Writer
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