This rich collection of articles dedicated to Michael E. Stone by his colleagues and students honors his contributions to the study of Judaism and Christianity. Many of the articles discuss apocryphal and pseudepigraphical works stemming from Jewish or Christian authors and transmitted primarily but not exclusively by Christian scribes. Particularly well-represented are the earliest books of 1 Enoch and the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs. A number of articles introduce newly available material from the Dead Sea Scrolls while others deal with Philo, Hellenistic Judaism, and early Christianity. Issues of biblical interpretation, tradition-history, literary transmission, and social context figure prominently. This book is a companion to the study of apocrypha, pseudepigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls, early Judaism, and early Christianity.
Esther G. Chazon, Ph.D. (1992), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is Director of the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Hebrew Literature, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
David Satran, Ph.D. (1986), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Comparative Religion, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Ruth A. Clements, Th.D. (1997), Harvard University Divinity School, is Chief of Publications at the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
All those interested in apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the interpretation of biblical texts and themes in early Judaism and early Christianity.