Pseudepigrapha / 2 Baruch

Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch

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Summary of 2 Baruch

Date: 70-100 C.E.

Description: 2 Baruch is a theological and apocalyptic reaction to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 709 C.E. A figure from the time of a previous collapse of Jerusalem is used as a pseudonym: Baruch, the son of Neriah. Baruch is depicted as mourning the fate of the people of Israel and raising questions of God's justice and covenant promises.

Docherty, Susan The Jewish Pseudepigrapha, Fortress Press, 2015


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