The Testament of Job is a book of which the earliest surviving manuscript is in Coptic, of the 5th century; other early surviving manuscripts are in Greek and Old Slavonic.In folk-tale manner in the style of Jewish aggada, it elaborates upon the Book of Job making Job a king in Egypt. Like many other Old Testament apocrypha, it gives the narrative a framing-tale of Job's last illness, in which he calls together his sons and daughters to give them his final instructions and exhortations; with a more prominent role for Stidos, Job's wife, and many parallels to Christian beliefs that Christian readers find, such as intercession with God and forgiveness.
|Year Written: (Assumed)||100 BC|
Pseudepigrapha are falsely-attributed works, texts whose claimed author is not the true author, or a work whose real author attributed it to a figure of the past. Thus a widely accepted but incorrect attribution of authorship may make a completely authentic text pseudepigraphical which requires the discipline of literary criticism.
In biblical studies, the term pseudepigrapha typically refers to an assorted collection of Jewish religious works thought to be written between 300 BC to 300 AD.
|Further Reading:|| wesley.nnu.edu/sermons-essays-books/noncanonical-literature/noncanonical-literature-ot-pseudepigrapha/testament-of-job/|
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