ANCIENT CHRISTIAN WRITINGS AVAILABLE
The long-awaited first volume of Doubleday's landmark publication of the Pseudepigrapha is off the press — and the best dal anywhere for getting a copy is through F.A.R.M.S.
What is the Pseudepigrapha? This is a collection of books written by Jews and Christians between 200 B.C. and 200 A.D. that were never included in the Bible, and are not classified with the Apocrypha or the Dead Sea Scrolls. They were generally written in the name of some Old Testament hero (the Apocalyse of Abraha,, the Testament of Job) and they often relfect traditionis with early roots.
Seventy years ago only 13 such writings were known. The 1983 Doubleday publication includes more than 80.
This tremendous outpouring of information has enhanced our knowledge of early Christianity, of ancient Judaism, and consequently of Jesus. Many of these early Judaeo-Christian traditions are reflected in the Book of Mormon.
How can you order this important volume? It normally retails for $35.00. By using the enclosed F.A.R.M.S. order form you can get this valuable work for only $23.00. We are indebted to Doubleday, to Professor James H. Charlesworth, and to Dr. David Noel Freedman (Editor of the Doubleday Anchor Bible Series) for extending this extraordinary privilege.