Books on OT Extra-Biblical Literature Studies

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Score Cover Author Title Series Year Tags
1000 The Apocrypha The Apocrypha ECS
1000 The Deuterocanonical / Apocryphal Texts: Volume 5 The Deuterocanonical / Apocryphal Texts: Volume 5 MCB
1000 Noncanonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation Noncanonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation
1000 Ancient Texts For The Study Of The Hebrew Bible: A Guide To The Background Literature Ancient Texts For The Study Of The Hebrew Bible: A Guide To The Background Literature
1000 Midrash: Reading the Bible with Question Marks Midrash: Reading the Bible with Question Marks
1000 The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls SDSSRL
1000 The Formation of the Jewish Canon The Formation of the Jewish Canon AYBRL
1000 Introducing the Apocrypha: Message, Context, and Significance Introducing the Apocrypha: Message, Context, and Significance
1000 The Sentences of Pseudo-Phocylides The Sentences of Pseudo-Phocylides CEJL
1000 Rewriting Scripture in Second Temple Times Rewriting Scripture in Second Temple Times SDSSRL
1000 The Temple and the Community in Qumran and the New Testament: A Comparative Study in the Temple Symbolism of the Qumran Texts and the New Testament The Temple and the Community in Qumran and the New Testament: A Comparative Study in the Temple Symbolism of the Qumran Texts and the New Testament SNTSMS
1000 The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud: Volume 2: Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period: Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Qumran Sectarian Writings, Philo, Josephus The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud: Volume 2: Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period: Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Qumran Sectarian Writings, Philo, Josephus CRINT
1000 The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud: Volume 3: Literature of the Sages: First Part: Oral Tora Halakha, Mishna, Tosefta, Talmud, External Tractates The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud: Volume 3: Literature of the Sages: First Part: Oral Tora Halakha, Mishna, Tosefta, Talmud, External Tractates CRINT
1000 Geography in Early Judaism and Christianity: The Book of Jubilees Geography in Early Judaism and Christianity: The Book of Jubilees SNTSMS
1000 The Concept of Purity at Qumran and in the Letters of Paul The Concept of Purity at Qumran and in the Letters of Paul SNTSMS
1000 The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud: Volume 1: Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud: Volume 1: Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity CRINT
1000 The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud: Volume 3: Literature of the Sages: Second Part: Midrash and Targum, Liturgy, Poetry, Mysticism, Contracts, Inscriptions, etc.... The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud: Volume 3: Literature of the Sages: Second Part: Midrash and Targum, Liturgy, Poetry, Mysticism, Contracts, Inscriptions, etc.... CRINT
1000 Josephus' Description of the Essenes: Illustrated by the Dead Sea Scrolls Josephus' Description of the Essenes: Illustrated by the Dead Sea Scrolls SNTSMS
1000 Studies in Midrash and Related Literature Studies in Midrash and Related Literature JPS-SD
1000 Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context: A Survey of Parallels Between Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Texts Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context: A Survey of Parallels Between Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Texts LBI
1000 Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture (3 Volume Set) Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture (3 Volume Set)
1000 Josephus' Interpretation of the Books of Samuel Josephus' Interpretation of the Books of Samuel LSTS
1000 The Parabiblical Texts: Strategies for Extending the Scriptures among the Dead Sea Scrolls The Parabiblical Texts: Strategies for Extending the Scriptures among the Dead Sea Scrolls LSTS
1000 The Use of Sobriquets in the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls The Use of Sobriquets in the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls LSTS
1000 The Aramaic and Egyptian Legal Traditions at Elephantine: An Egyptological Approach The Aramaic and Egyptian Legal Traditions at Elephantine: An Egyptological Approach LSTS
1000 Determinism and Petitionary Prayer in John and the Dead Sea Scrolls: An Ideological Reading of John and the Rule of the Community (1QS) Determinism and Petitionary Prayer in John and the Dead Sea Scrolls: An Ideological Reading of John and the Rule of the Community (1QS) LSTS
1000 The Serekh Texts The Serekh Texts LSTS
1000 The Self-Understanding of the Dead Sea Scrolls Community: An Eternal Planting, A House of Holiness The Self-Understanding of the Dead Sea Scrolls Community: An Eternal Planting, A House of Holiness LSTS
1000 Introduction to Rabbinic Literature Introduction to Rabbinic Literature AYBRL
1000 History and Prophecy: The Development of Late Judean Literary Traditions History and Prophecy: The Development of Late Judean Literary Traditions AYBRL
1000 Qumran and Jerusalem: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism Qumran and Jerusalem: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism SDSSRL
1000 A Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature A Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature SDSSRL
1000 The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hasmonean State The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hasmonean State SDSSRL
1000 Biblical Interpretation at Qumran Biblical Interpretation at Qumran SDSSRL
1000 Relics of Ancient Exegesis A Study of the Miscellanies in 3 Reigns 2 Relics of Ancient Exegesis A Study of the Miscellanies in 3 Reigns 2 SOTSMS
1000 Hebrew Life and Literature: Selected Essays of Bernhard Lang  Hebrew Life and Literature: Selected Essays of Bernhard Lang SOTSMS
1000 Riches, Poverty, and the Faithful: Perspectives on Wealth in the Second Temple Period and the Apocalypse of John Riches, Poverty, and the Faithful: Perspectives on Wealth in the Second Temple Period and the Apocalypse of John SNTSMS
1000 Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls AYBRL
1000 Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls: The History of Judaism, the Background of Christianity, the Lost Library of Qumran Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls: The History of Judaism, the Background of Christianity, the Lost Library of Qumran AYBRL
1000 Religion in the Dead Sea Scrolls Religion in the Dead Sea Scrolls SDSSRL
1000 The Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Origins The Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Origins SDSSRL
1000 The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible SDSSRL
1000 The Personification of Wisdom The Personification of Wisdom SOTSMS
1000 What Is Midrash? (Guides to Biblical Scholarship New Testament Series) What Is Midrash? (Guides to Biblical Scholarship New Testament Series) GtBS
1000 The Talmud – A Biography Banned, censored and burned. The book they couldn't suppress The Talmud – A Biography Banned, censored and burned. The book they couldn't suppress
1000 Tendentious Hagiographies: Jewish Propagandist Fiction BCE Tendentious Hagiographies: Jewish Propagandist Fiction BCE LSTS
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