The Pseudepigrapha on Sexuality

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Mar 9, 2011 - Religion - 571 pages
The Pseudepigrapha on Sexuality is the third of five volumes by William Loader exploring attitudes toward sexuality in Judaism and Christianity during the Greco-Roman era. In this volume Loader investigates in detail a large, diverse collection of more than forty Jewish apocryphal and pseudepigraphal writings and fragments composed between the third century b.c.e. and the end of the first century c.e. Judith, Tobit, 2 Enoch, Susannah these and many other writings reveal a complex and fascinating amalgam of attitudes and mores related to sexuality in early Jewish culture. Loader analyzes each book or fragment in its own literary context and draws out significant trends and themes that run through the entire corpus, offering a rich smorgasbord of reflection on sexuality during that period.

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William Loader is professor emeritus of New Testament at Murdoch University, Perth, Austrailia. His books include Sexuality and the Jesus Tradition and The Dead Sea Scrolls on Sexuality.