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21.1 Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
(391 words)

Part of 21 The Biblical Text as Attested in Ancient Literature

The following two sub-entries focus on a pair of Jewish compositions, Jubilees and Pseudo-Philo’s Liber antiquitatum Biblicarum (l.a.b.), that rewrite the Bible, closely following the contours of their biblical source(s) while reshaping the contents due to interpretive or ideological considerations. Due to their close dependence upon specific versions of the biblical text, they are potentially relevant as witnesses to the biblical books that they rewrote.1


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Segal, Michael, “21.1 Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0021010000>
First published online: 2020

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