ANCIENT SACRED WORKS OF THE HEBREWS

Old Testament & other ancient Hebrew texts with links

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Rabbinic writings, the Talmud, Madrash, Torah, Mishna, Tosefta, Haggada
THE STORY OF AHIKAR
Babylonia Talmud account of the Roman destruction of Jerusalem
LIFE OF ADAM AND EVE
The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
SIBYLLINE ORACLES
SIBYLLINE ORACLES--appendix with early Christian commentary
BOOK OF JASHER, Chapter 69-79 on Moses
THE BOOK OF JASHER
APOCALYPSIS OF MOSES
ISAIAH'S MARTYDOM with commentary
Testament of Abraham
TESTAMENT OF ABRAHAM with commentary
THE BOOK OF GIANTS
Septuagint, Earliest Old Testament
Book of Jubilees, elaboration on Genesis and Exodus: part 2
Book of Jubilees: part 1, in the beginning
Book of Jubilees--Commentary
Jannes and Jambres
Old Testament & other ancient Hebrew texts with links

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Excellent library of pseudepigrapha, apocrypha, Persian, Greek, Indian, Babylonian, etc.  

http://www.earth-history.com/Pseudepigrapha/pseu-book-of-giants.htm

 

Gnostic library, fairly complete

http://gnosis.org/library/secm_commentary.htm

 

British, of mixed quality

http://www.comparative-religion.com/christianity/apocrypha/new-testament-apocrypha/3/6/1.php

 

 

The material below is found at http://www.earlyjewishwritings.com/

Pseudepigrapha

Apocalypse of Abraham

Eupolemus

3 Maccabees

Testament of Abraham

Pseudo-Eupolemus

4 Maccabees

Apocalypse of Adam

Apocryphon of Ezekiel

5 Maccabees

Testament of Adam

Ezekiel the Tragedian

Syriac Menander

Life of Adam and Eve

Greek Apocalypse of Ezra

Testament of Moses

Ahiqar

Questions of Ezra

Book of Noah

Letter of Aristeas

Revelation of Ezra

Orphica

Aristeas the Exegete

Vision of Ezra

Philo the Epic Poet

Aristobulus

Fragments of Pseudo-Greek Poets

Pseudo-Philo

Artapanus

Pseudo-Hecataeus

Pseudo-Phocylides

2 Baruch

Hellenistic Synagogal Prayers

The Lives of the Prophets

3 Baruch

Testament of Isaac

History of the Rechabites

4 Baruch

Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah

Apocalypse of Sedrach

Cleodemus Malchus

Ladder of Jacob

Treatise of Shem

Apocalypse of Daniel

Prayer of Jacob

Sibylline Oracles

More Psalms of David

Testament of Jacob

Odes of Solomon

Demetrius the Chronographer

Jannes and Jambres

Psalms of Solomon

Eldad and Modad

Testament of Job

Testament of Solomon

Apocalypse of Elijah

Joseph and Aseneth

Thallus

1 Enoch

History of Joseph

Theodotus

2 Enoch

Prayer of Joseph

Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs

3 Enoch

Jubilees

Apocalypse of Zephaniah

Dead Sea Scrolls - see the Open Scrolls Project

Philo of Alexandria - see Introduction to Philo

On the Creation

On the Migration of Abraham

On the Virtues

Allegorical Interpretation, I

Who is the Heir of Divine Things?

On Rewards and Punishments

Allegorical Interpretation, II

On Mating

Every Good Man is Free

Allegorical Interpretation, III

On Flight and Finding

On the Contemplative Life

On the Cherubim

On the Change of Names

On the Eternity of the World

On the Birth of Abel

On Dreams

Flaccus

Worse is Wont to Attack Better

On Abraham

Hypothetica: Apology for the Jews

On the Posterity of Cain and His Exile

On Joseph

On Providence: Fragment I

On the Giants

On the Life of Moses, I

On Providence: Fragment II

On the Unchangableness of God

On the Life of Moses, II

On the Embassy to Gaius

On Husbandry

The Decalogue

Questions and Answers on Genesis, I

Concerning Noah's Work as a Planter

The Special Laws, I

Questions and Answers on Genesis, II

On Drunkenness

The Special Laws, II

Questions and Answers on Genesis, III

On Sobriety

The Special Laws, III

Appendix 1: Concerning the World

On the Confusion of Tongues

The Special Laws, IV

Appendix 2: Fragments

Flavius Josephus - see Introduction to Josephus

Antiquities Book I

Antiquities Book XI

Wars Book I

Antiquities Book II

Antiquities Book XII

Wars Book II

Antiquities Book III

Antiquities Book XIII

Wars Book III

Antiquities Book IV

Antiquities Book XIV

Wars Book IV

Antiquities Book V

Antiquities Book XV

Wars Book V

Antiquities Book VI

Antiquities Book XVI

Wars Book VI

Antiquities Book VII

Antiquities Book XVII

Wars Book VII

Antiquities Book VIII

Antiquities Book XVIII

Life of Josephus

Antiquities Book IX

Antiquities Book XIX

Against Apion Book I

Antiquities Book X

Antiquities Book XX

Against Apion Book II

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Tanakh

Genesis

Ezekiel

Psalms

Exodus

Hosea

Proverbs

Leviticus

Joel

Job

Numbers

Amos

Song of Solomon

Deuteronomy

Obadiah

Ruth

Joshua

Jonah

Lamentations

Judges

Micah

Ecclesiastes

1 Samuel

Nahum

Esther

2 Samuel

Habakkuk

Daniel

1 Kings

Zephaniah

Ezra

2 Kings

Haggai

Nehemiah

Isaiah

Zechariah

1 Chronicles

Jeremiah

Malachi

2 Chronicles

Deuterocanon

1 Esdras

Wisdom of Solomon

Susanna

2 Esdras

Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach

Bel and the Dragon

Tobit

Baruch

Prayer of Manasseh

Judith

Letter of Jeremiah

1 Maccabees

Additions to Esther

Prayer of Azariah

2 Maccabees

Pseudepigrapha

Apocalypse of Abraham

Eupolemus

3 Maccabees

Testament of Abraham

Pseudo-Eupolemus

4 Maccabees

Apocalypse of Adam

Apocryphon of Ezekiel

5 Maccabees

Testament of Adam

Ezekiel the Tragedian

Syriac Menander

Life of Adam and Eve

Greek Apocalypse of Ezra

Testament of Moses

Ahiqar

Questions of Ezra

Book of Noah

Letter of Aristeas

Revelation of Ezra

Orphica

Aristeas the Exegete

Vision of Ezra

Philo the Epic Poet

Aristobulus

Fragments of Pseudo-Greek Poets

Pseudo-Philo

Artapanus

Pseudo-Hecataeus

Pseudo-Phocylides

2 Baruch

Hellenistic Synagogal Prayers

The Lives of the Prophets

3 Baruch

Testament of Isaac

History of the Rechabites

4 Baruch

Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah

Apocalypse of Sedrach

Cleodemus Malchus

Ladder of Jacob

Treatise of Shem

Apocalypse of Daniel

Prayer of Jacob

Sibylline Oracles

More Psalms of David

Testament of Jacob

Odes of Solomon

Demetrius the Chronographer

Jannes and Jambres

Psalms of Solomon

Eldad and Modad

Testament of Job

Testament of Solomon

Apocalypse of Elijah

Joseph and Aseneth

Thallus

1 Enoch

History of Joseph

Theodotus

2 Enoch

Prayer of Joseph

Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs

3 Enoch

Jubilees

Apocalypse of Zephaniah

Dead Sea Scrolls - see the Open Scrolls Project

Philo of Alexandria - see Introduction to Philo

On the Creation

On the Migration of Abraham

On the Virtues

Allegorical Interpretation, I

Who is the Heir of Divine Things?

On Rewards and Punishments

Allegorical Interpretation, II

On Mating

Every Good Man is Free

Allegorical Interpretation, III

On Flight and Finding

On the Contemplative Life

On the Cherubim

On the Change of Names

On the Eternity of the World

On the Birth of Abel

On Dreams

Flaccus

Worse is Wont to Attack Better

On Abraham

Hypothetica: Apology for the Jews

On the Posterity of Cain and His Exile

On Joseph

On Providence: Fragment I

On the Giants

On the Life of Moses, I

On Providence: Fragment II

On the Unchangableness of God

On the Life of Moses, II

On the Embassy to Gaius

On Husbandry

The Decalogue

Questions and Answers on Genesis, I

Concerning Noah's Work as a Planter

The Special Laws, I

Questions and Answers on Genesis, II

On Drunkenness

The Special Laws, II

Questions and Answers on Genesis, III

On Sobriety

The Special Laws, III

Appendix 1: Concerning the World

On the Confusion of Tongues

The Special Laws, IV

Appendix 2: Fragments

Flavius Josephus - see Introduction to Josephus

Antiquities Book I

Antiquities Book XI

Wars Book I

Antiquities Book II

Antiquities Book XII

Wars Book II

Antiquities Book III

Antiquities Book XIII

Wars Book III

Antiquities Book IV

Antiquities Book XIV

Wars Book IV

Antiquities Book V

Antiquities Book XV

Wars Book V

Antiquities Book VI

Antiquities Book XVI

Wars Book VI

Antiquities Book VII

Antiquities Book XVII

Wars Book VII

Antiquities Book VIII

Antiquities Book XVIII

Life of Josephus

Antiquities Book IX

Antiquities Book XIX

Against Apion Book I

Antiquities Book X

Antiquities Book XX

Against Apion Book II

Talmud - see Introduction to Talmud

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