Books like dead end dating
This was widespread in Greco-Roman antiquity - in Jewish, Christian, and pagan circles alike.
Books were attributed to pagan authors, and names drawn from the repertoire of biblical personalities, such as Adam, Noah, Enoch, Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Ezekiel, Baruch, and Jeremiah.
They provide essential evidence of Jewish literature and thought during the period between the end of biblical writing (ca.
400 BCE) and the beginning of substantial rabbinic literature in the latter part of the first century CE.
The latest of the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha are the Apocalypses of Ezra and Baruch, written in the decades following the Roman destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE.
These works, contemporary with those of the early Rabbinic school of Yavneh, reflect the theological and ethical struggles and dilemmas aroused by the Roman conquest of Judea and the destruction of the Temple.
Early Christianity showed great interest in Jewish traditions and stories about biblical figures and events, and as a result scholars now have access to a substantial library of Jewish writing, created during a crucial period of Jewish history, but preserved only within the Christian tradition.
But these works never achieved wide acceptance in Judaism and remained, to a greater or lesser extent, curiosities.
However, let me be so brash to say that you are right now, at this moment, exactly where you need to be.
But you’ll only be able to see that five years and thirty-eight days from today. Success in your 20s is more about setting the table than enjoying the feast.
These Jewish Greek writings were produced in the widespread Jewish Diaspora of the time, mainly in Egypt (Alexandria) and in North Africa.
Although most of the Hebrew and Aramaic texts have been lost over the centuries, many of them, translated into Greek or Oriental Christian languages (such as Ethiopic, Syriac or Armenian) have been found.