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Authorship and Pseudepigraphy in Early Christian Literature: A Translation of the Most Important Source Texts and an Annotated Bibliography

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This chapter contains a collection of the most relevant source texts pertaining to ancient and early Christian authorship and pseudepigraphy in English translation and an annotated bibliography of the most important and most recent contributions to the scholarly discussion of ancient pseudepigraphy. Both the source texts and the secondary literature focus on a number of related questions: What is a pseudepigraphon? Was pseudepigraphy a non-deceptive literary device or literary forgery? What was the reaction of ancient readers if they found out that a certain book was a pseudepigraphon? How did ancient authors justify their use of pseudepigraphy? The claim that an apocalyptic text carrying the name of Paul had been rediscovered after more than three centuries demonstrates that the name "Paul" was meant as an authorial attribution.

Keywords: Christian authorship; English translation; Paul; pseudepigraphy



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