Pseudepigrapha / 3 Baruch

Greek Apocalypse of Baruch

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Summary of 3 Baruch

Date: 100 C.E.

Description: 3 Baruch is a visionary text written after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. There remains debate if it was written by Jewish or Christian authors or perhaps both. It is similar to 2 Baruch and retells the story of the first fall of Jerusalem in 587 B.C.E. and discusses how Jerusalem can survive without a temple. Similar to 2 Baruch and the New Testament, it argues that there remains a heavenly temple attended by angels.

Charlesworth, James The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, Yale University Press, 1983


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