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Running Head: THE NEW TESTAMENT ANSWERS The New Testament answers Course name Student’s name Professor’s name Institutional Affiliation Date 1 2 THE NEW TESTAMENT ANSWERS Define the term pseudonymity and explain its practice among Hellenistic-Jewish and early Christian writers. According to Harris (2015), pseudonymity, is the practice of publishing new work in the name of either a famous or a deceased author. In so doing, such a name would impart some form of authority to the writing. For example in the Old Testament, the book of Daniel is considered pseudonymous, while in the New Testament 2nd Peter and Jude are also considered pseudonymous. Followers of Paul were also allowed to use his name in any works that they published. Among Hellenistic-Jewish and early Christian writers, the practice was used to express thoughts and ideas of the teachings of famous authors as if they were still alive. The aim of pseudonymity was to create praise to an authors work, and not to deceive the readers that the work was from the famous author (Harris, 2015). Reference Harris, S. L. (2015).The New Testament: A student's introduction(8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education In what specific ways concerning Jesus’ return does II Thessalonians differ from Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians? Why do some scholars think that it was written after Paul’s death? Despite Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians and II Thessalonians being very similar, each letter present ...
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