MDV-541B The Apocrypha and Jewish Pseudepigrapha

This course is designed to introduce the contents and theologies of the major Jewish literary works produced between 200 B.C.E. and 200 C.E. that are outside the Hebrew Bible. Particular attention is given to the influence of these theologies and concepts on Judaism prior to and contemporary with the emergence of Christianity. Insights for interpreting the New Testament will be stressed.