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A New Testament Reader’s Guide to 2Baruch: Or a 2Baruch Reader’s Guide to the New Testament

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Although Second Baruch must be read in its own right as a testimony to the social history and religious thought of first-century and perhaps early second-century Judaism, its dating makes it potentially a valuable resource for the study of early church and interpretation of its foundational texts. This chapter focuses on the latter issue. How do the book's testimonies to contemporary Judaism shed light on passages in New Testament that we might otherwise skip over or take for granted? At a number of points Second Baruch employs terminology that appears also in the New Testament. The author has identified some elements in 2Baruch that find New Testament parallels in wording, form, rhetoric, and conception. This information, taken together, provides some insight into Jewish context of early Christianity, and interestingly and importantly, the New Testament data allow us track elements in pre-70 Judaism that might otherwise not be identified as such.

Keywords: 2Baruch; Christianity; Jewish context; New Testament; second-century Judaism



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