Parabiblical Texts: Literature Inhabiting the Narrative World of Scriptural Texts


Parabiblica are texts which locate themselves in the narrative world of Biblical texts, related to the Old and/ or New Testament. Many of those related to the OT are of Jewish origin but have been transmitted by Christians, others have originated in Early Christianity, Oriental Christian Cultures, Medieval Judaism and Islam.


This research group will accompany a new series founded in 2019 with the publisher Mohr Siebeck by Jan Dochhorn (main editor; Durham), Felix Albrecht (Göttingen), Christfried Böttrich (Greifswald), Nils Arne Pedersen (Aarhus), Jacques van Ruiten (Groningen) and Tobias Thum (München).



Parabiblica, Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Early Judaism, Early Christianity.


Jan Dochhorn
University of Durham

Felix Albrecht
Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Member Area

Syracuse 2023

This unit will not be meeting at the 2023 conference.