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Apocrypha & Pseudepigrapha

Apocrypha & Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament in English

R. H. Charles 1913 compendium of non-canonical ancient Jewish literature (Christian Classics Ethereal Library).

The Aseneth Home Page

Mark Goodacre supplements David Cook's translation of the apocryphal romance about the conversion of the Egyptian wife of the Hebrew patriarch Joseph with a lucid introduction, extensive bibliography & on-line links.

Book of Enoch

Plain vanilla edition of Charles' translation of text of 1 Enoch (Christian Classics Ethereal Library).

Ethiopian Texts Archive

Timothy Carnahan's new virtual library includes a hypertext edition of Charles' translation of 1 Enoch (Academy of Ancient Texts).

The Life of Adam & Eve

Gary Anderson & Michael Stone maintain a virtual archive of all Jewish & Christian sources related to their research on the popular apocryphal Vita based on the biblical story of the first man & woman. A fine example of the use of the WWW to present academic scholarship.

Noncanonical Literature: Documents to Help Students & Scholars 

Site sponsored by the Wesleyan Center of Applied Theology at NW Nazarene University co-ordinates access to all non-canonical texts of the biblical era on the web. A must visit for anyone who does not have the complete corpus of OT & NT apocrypha & pseudepigrapha at hand. Texts available both on-line & zipped to download for use off-line.

Old Testament Pseudepigrapha WebPage

J. R. Davila's course on history & influence of non-canonical Jewish & Christian texts posts lecture notes & abstracts of reports on Jubilees, Testament of 12 Patriarchs, Enoch literature, Apocalyptic literature (Sedrach), Eldad & Modad, Ancient Magic (Prayer of Jacob) & Sentences of Pseudo-Phocylides (U of St. Andrews).

Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls

Time table of discovery of scrolls in the Judean wilderness & the ensuing half-century of political intrigue & scholarly debate, with capsule descriptions of major scrolls (Mahlon H. Smith, Rutgers U.)

Dead Sea Scroll Project

Annual reports & articles related to work on scrolls under direction of Norman Golb & Michael Wise (Oriental Institute, U of Chicago).

Dead Sea Scrolls & Qumran

Mitchell A. Hoselton's detailed scholarly resources include an inventory of manuscripts from Qumran, a timeline of discoveries & profiles of persons who have been connected to the scroll saga, a bibliography & glossary.

Fifty Years of the Dead Sea Scrolls

On-line course with 5 engaging illustrated lectures by Jehon Grist offers background on key persons involved in the controversy surrounding the discovery & struggle to publish the scrolls, the debate over the character of the settlement at Qumran & excellent introductions to major scrolls including the Temple Scroll, Copper Scroll, War Rule, Community Rule, Damascus Covenant, Torah Precepts & Messiah Apocalypse (Lehrhaus Judaica).

Fragments of the Book of Enoch from Qumran Cave 7

Ernest Muro's website devoted to disputed Greek papyri fragments includes photo images, transcription & translation, & articles by scholars refuting claims identifying these as passages from the NT.

Great Isaiah Scroll

Fred Miller presents black & white plates of each column of 1QIsa with detailed notes on the physical condition of the mss. & comparison of its orthography & wording with the standard Masoretic text. Intended for scholars familiar with Hebrew.

Library of Congress Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit

Cyber-edition of the exhibit touring the US. Clickable high-detail images of key fragments & artifacts, with brief scholarly analysis set in a broad frame highlighting the historical importance of this material. Brief non-linked LoC bibliography on the subject.

The Orion Center

Hebrew University's center for the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls & related literature provides a virtual tour of the Qumran caves, research papers, a complete index of the reports on Discoveries in the Judean Desert, a newsletter, a comprehensive bibliography of secondary literature & archives of an e-mail discussion group on the scrolls.

West Semitic Research Project: Dead Sea Scrolls

Bruce Zuckerman's images with commentary for educators include the discovery site, messianic testimonia, rule of the messianic congregation, & copper scroll. Extensive catalog of high resolution images of other scrolls available for scholarly research (USC).


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