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Joseph As an Ethical Model in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs by Harm. W. Hollander'There is no doubt that H. has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the parenetical sections of Test. XII Pat.' Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, Revue Biblique, 1983. ' ...ouvrage d'un très grand intérêt pour l'étude du judaïsme ancien et du christianisme primitif.' Recherches de Science Religieuse, 1982.
Philo, Josephus, and the Testaments on Sexuality by William R. G. LoaderIn this volume Loader examines three substantial and historically important sets of documents the writings of Philo of Alexandria, the histories of Josephus, and the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs. For each set of writings, he provides an in-depth introduction, detailed analysis highlighting each writer's position on a broad range of matters pertaining to sexuality, and a summary conclusion."
Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament as Part of Christian Literature by Marinus de JongeThis volume incorporates essays written earlier by the author as well as a number of new chapters. The first part deals with general questions concerning the transmission of the pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament whereas the second part has a particular focus on the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs and the Greek Life of Adam and Eve.
The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs is of especial interest to students of early Judaism and Christianity, though this importance is not always recognized. This collection preserves extra-biblical traditions about the sons of Jacob, it reflects a moral worldview of Jews and Christians around the turn of the era, and it casts light on its authors' eschatological imagination. There is no document in the Pseudepigrapha more valuable than the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs. Where Qumran and its theology are discussed, so is the Testaments. Where the ethical teachings of Jesus are analyzed, the parallels in the Testaments must be considered. Where the eschatology and messianism of late Judaism and early Christianity are an issue, the same themes in the Testaments cannot be avoided. The Testaments contains remnants of ancient sources otherwise lost; it may be unique outside the New Testament in its double love-command and universal salvation. The doctrine of the two Messiahs claimed for it is paralleled only in the Qumran literature.
The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs by H. Dixon SlingerlandThis study is the revision of a doctoral dissertation completed for Union Theological Seminary (New York) in 1973. Original impetus for the work was provided by a 1970 seminar on Jewish Christianity conducted by the New Testament faculty at Union Theological Seminary.
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs by Robert KuglerRobert A. Kugler introduces the student to the Testaments' contents, their relationship to other texts of the era, textual witnesses and sources, and rehearses the debate regarding authorship, compositional history and purpose. He also examines the Testaments from the fresh perspective of rhetorical strategy, asking what sort of theological notions the Testaments would have conjured in the minds of early Jewish and Christian listeners or readers.
The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs: Structure, Source, and Composition by Vered HillelThis is an investigation of the pseudepigraphical Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs in which the author, through a careful structural analysis attempts to determine how the authors dealt with the problems of their own times and the earlier sources they utilized.
Studies on the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs: Text and Interpretation by Marinus de Jonge' ...an impressive and valuable collection of essays on this important piece of intertestamental literature.' Journal of Biblical Literature, 1976. ' Il faut louer M. de Jonge d'avoir tourné ses efforts dans cette direction.' Revue Biblique, 1977.
The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, a Commentary by Marinus de Jonge; Harm Hollander' ...a work of real scholarship which cannot be ignored by those who write about the Testaments in the future.' M.A. Knibb, S.O.T.S., 1986. ' ...an excellent contribution to the study of the Pseudepigrapha.' John J. Collins, Journal of Biblical Literature, 1987.