The Development of the Canon of the Hebrew Bible (3): Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphical Writings Among the Qumrān Texts. Bibliology and the History of the Ancient Versions of the Bible

The first part of the lecture explores the discoveries of texts made in the wilderness of Judea since 1947, ensued by an enumeration and brief exposition of the following texts, namely the Manual of Discipline, the Damascus Document, the War Scroll, the Hymn Scroll and similar collections of songs and prayers, the Habakkuk Pesher and similar ‘commentaries,’ the apocalypses, haggadic narrative works, parenetic and didactic writings and finally juridical and astrological works.
The second part of the lecture continues with the dilation of the subject of bibliology and the history of the ancient versions of the Bible, with a specific focus on the Massoretic Text, the Greek Septuagint, the Aramaic Targums, the Latin Vulgate, the Uncials etc. and major Hungarian Bible translations.