Apocrypha's use in the NT

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  1. Taufgesinnter

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    What in your opinion is the significance of the use of OT apocrypha and pseudepigrapha in the NT?

    Apocrypha:

    Matthew 22:23-33 is a very clear allusion to Tobit 3:7-17.
    Luke 18:1-8 alludes to Ecclesiasticus 35:13-15.
    Romans 5:12 closely alludes to Wisdom 2:24.

    Pseudepigrapha:

    II Timothy 3:8 cites Jannes and Jambres.
    Hebrews 11:37 refers to The Martyrdom of Isaiah.
    Jude 8 cites The Assumption of Moses.
    Jude 14-15 quotes The Book of Enoch directly.

    Comments or reflections? What does this mean?
     
  2. HankD

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    The first question which comes to my mind is who is citing or alluding to whom?

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  3. mioque

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    ''What does this mean? "
    It means that there is something to be said for the position of the Ethiopian-Orthodox church with it's very widespread canon.
     
  4. Dr. Bob

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    "Allusions" are often in the eye of the beholder. If I speak on any subject, I am sure that somewhere, I am on a similar vein as someone else had written.

    And let's face it. Even in non-inspired books, there can be MUCH TRUTH. Jesus and the Apostles were perfectly free to allude or even quote the TRUTH in it.

    Eat the chicken, spit out the bones.
    III Macabees 7:11b
     
  5. Paul of Eugene

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    I'd even tell the story of little red riding hood as a warning to not trust strangers.

    Hope nobody is accidently thereby led to start trusting the little red riding hood story as inspired text.
     

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