Important Texts

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.