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The Canon of the Old Testament: Evaluating the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

This lecture will give some general introduction into the emergence of the canon, the better known Apocrypha of the Old Testament, and the significance of some of the most prominent Pseudepigrapha. Constantin Tischendorf, one of the greatest textual scholars of the Old and New Testament, and well-known for his discovery of the Codex Sinaiticus, edited also many apocryphal and pseudepigraphical works. He knew the value of these books in two major aspects: (1) They can give valuable information about the language, patterns of thought, and popular beliefs at the time of their formation. (2) They are a background against which the Greek scriptures unfold their real intellectual depth, historical entrenchment, and redemptive power.



Abram's Sojourn in Egypt: Why Does It Matter?

Abram's sojourn in Egypt (Gen 12) is a small narrative that has an embarrassing message for Jews and Christians alike: Abraham, the father of the Jewish nation, and the father of all those who believe, who should be a blessing to all nations, abandons his wife and brings consternation and plagues on the Pharaoh. This lecture will set the story in its larger context, compare it with the other sister-wife episodes of Genesis, and highlight its important contribution to understanding the famous patriarch.


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