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Canonical Reception Of The Deuterocanonical And Apocryphal Books In Christianity

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This chapter briefly discusses the canonical reception of the deuterocanonical and apocryphal Books in Christianity. Christianity transmitted a series of deuterocanonical and apocryphal Jewish writings, which seems to place it closer to a form of Judaism prior to the Hellenistic crisis and closer to the Aramaic-speaking Diaspora than to Palestinian Judaism of Qumran and New Testament times. One of the features of this literature incorporated by the Christian tradition is the universalistic perspective. It is represented by figures like Adam, Noah, and the patriarch Abraham, which are preferred to others with a more Israelite or Jewish significance, as Moses, Joshua, or David. It is very meaningful, as the chapter tries to underscore, that the reference to Noah is implicit in the episode on the Apostles' inebriation, once it is connected with the multitude of languages and peoples assembled in Pentecost, as if in a new Babel.

Keywords: apocryphal Books; canonical reception; Christianity; deuterocanonical Books; Hellenistic crisis; Jewish writings; Judaism; New Testament; Palestinian Judaism; Qumran



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