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Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Works Viewing 2 Esdras 1-2 as Consisting of Two Books

Among the King James Version Apocrypha, there is a certain book, called Second Esdras, which is found neither in the Masoretic Text, nor in the Greek Septuagint; its first two and last two chapters ...
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Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Works Questioning the Internal Unity of 2 Esdras 1-2

Among the King James Version Apocrypha, there is a certain book, called Second Esdras, which is found neither in the Masoretic Text, nor in the Greek Septuagint; its first two and last two chapters ...
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Does 4 Ezra (2 Esdras) teach the divinity of Ezra?

The following question has been initially posted by user44810 on Judaism.SE, where it was closed for lying outside the community's defined scope. In an article by the University of St. Andrews about ...
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What is the likelihood that the Apocalypse of John is not inspired? [closed]

Could we just be keeping the Apocalypse of John out of the Traditions of Men? What are the best arguments for and against this book being Inspired? Some early Christians claimed it was written by the ...
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In Gen. 4, Seth is "appointed" as another seed "instead of Abel." What is the ancient interpretation of this appointment?

In Genesis 4:25, it states: "And Adam knew his wife again; and she bore a son, and called his name Seth: 'for God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel; for Cain slew him" What is the ...
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Does John 21:24-25 indicate John didn't write this Gospel?

The below 2 verses in the Gospel of John seem to indicate that "John" was not the true author of this Gospel. This intertextual proof seems to indicate that it was him because of the usage of ...
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What were the historical reasons why the Book of Enoch was excluded from most Christian canons?

According to Wikipedia: By the 4th century, the Book of Enoch was mostly excluded from Christian canons, and it is now regarded as scripture by only the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and the Eritrean ...
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Is Jesus letter to king of Edessa authentic

A Letter Written by Jesus Christ Himself? It is said that king of Edessa ask to be cured by Jesus. Jesus then answer it saying he'll send his disciple. Is the letter authentic? If the letter is ...
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Texts in second temple Judaism using "one like a son of man" as in Daniel 7 to refer to angel

In Norman Russell’s The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition, he says concerning Daniel 7:13: "The 'one like a son of man' is an angel, probably Michael, entrusted with the ...
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What about the noncanonical books quoted in Jude?

The book of Jude contains many quotes and references to the Old Testament. However, there are two quotes which seem to be from elsewhere. The first is attributed to The Assumption of Moses. Jude ...
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