Important Textual Streams to be well versed in for the level of dialogue addressed on “The Elect Life” include:
• The Dead Sea Scrolls and the place of the Essenes in the narrative;
• The Canons of the different branches of Christianity (Deuter-Canonical Books);
• The Pseudepigrapha, Apocrypha, Extra Biblical Books, Histories;
• Book of Enoch, Jubilees, and the 12 Patriarchs;
• The Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical traditions mainly housed in the Zohar, its primary text (Torah stream only);
• Rabbinic writings such as the Talmud, Mishna Haggada.