Note: Some texts are buried
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Apocrypha & Pseudepigrapha
R. H. Charles 1913 compendium of non-canonical
ancient Jewish literature (Christian Classics
Mark Goodacre supplements David Cook's
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.
Plain vanilla edition of Charles' translation
of text of 1 Enoch (Christian Classics Ethereal
Timothy Carnahan's new virtual
library includes a hypertext edition of Charles' translation of 1
Enoch (Academy of
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.
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.
J. R. Davila's course on history &
influence of non-canonical Jewish & Christian texts posts lecture notes
& abstracts of reports on Jubilees,
of 12 Patriarchs, Enoch
literature (Sedrach), Eldad
& Modad, Ancient
Magic (Prayer of Jacob) & Sentences
of Pseudo-Phocylides (U of St. Andrews).
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,
Annual reports & articles related to work
on scrolls under direction of Norman Golb & Michael Wise (Oriental
Institute, U of Chicago).
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
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
Ernest Muro's website devoted to disputed Greek
papyri fragments includes photo
& translation, & articles by
scholars refuting claims identifying these as passages from the NT.
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.
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.
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
in the Judean Desert, a newsletter, a comprehensive
of secondary literature & archives of an e-mail
discussion group on the scrolls.
Bruce Zuckerman's images with commentary for
educators include the discovery
of the messianic congregation, & copper
scroll. Extensive catalog
of high resolution images of other scrolls available for scholarly research (USC).
Digging. Help fill holes.
This page was revised
02 March 2008