Pseudonymous sentence example
All the Jewish apocalypses are pseudonymous, and all the Christian with the exception of the Shepherd of Hermas.
Hence we conclude that the grounds are lacking which would entitle our assuming a priori that the Apocalypse is pseudonymous.
It seems on the whole most probable that 2 Peter is not a genuine work, but that it came from the same factory of pseudonymous Petrine writings as the Apocalypse which bears the same name, though the one has, and the other has not, obtained a place within the Canon.
Pseudonymous epistles were especially numerous under the early Roman empire, and mainly attached themselves to the names of Plato, Demosthenes, Aristotle and Cicero.
The superscription, if original, compels us to treat the whole writing as not only late but pseudonymous.Advertisement
The question whether the writing as a whole is pseudonymous, or only the superscription a mistaken conjecture by the scribe of Jude 1 is of secondary importance.
Another contributor to the paper, probably pseudonymous, was Jack Glasgow.
In view of the surrounding circumstances, there is a strong chance that the name is actually pseudonymous.
He had published in 5539 his Kriegbi chlein des Friedens (pseudonymous), his Schrifftliche and ganz gri ndliche Auslegung des 64 Psalms, and his Das verbiitschierte mit sieben Siegeln verschlossene Buck (a biblical index, exhibiting the dissonance of Scripture); in 1541 his Spruchworter (a collection of proverbs, several times reprinted with variations); in 1542 a new edition of his Paradoxa; and some smaller works.
This pessimism and want of faith limited and defined the form in which religious enthusiasm should manifest itself, and prescribed as a condition of successful effort the adoption of pseudonymous authorship. The apocalyptic writer, therefore, professedly addressed his book to future generations.Advertisement
Unpublished anonymous and pseudonymous works and works made for hire, if created before 1989, are extended copyright for 120 years from date of creation.
Moreover, there was a sense in which such books were not wholly pseudonymous.
Each fresh apocalypse would in the eyes of its writer be in some degree but a fresh edition of the traditions naturally attaching themselves to great names in Israel's past, and thus the books named respectively Enoch, Noah, Ezra would to some slight extent be not pseudonymous.
From this standpoint it may be argued that every apocalypse is in a certain sense pseudonymous; for the materials are not the writer's own, but have come down to him as a sacred deposit - full of meaning for the seeing eye and the understanding heart.
The chief ground for resorting to pseudonymous authorship in Judaism was that the belief in prophecy was lost among the people.Advertisement
Moreover, the chief ground for the development of a pseudonymous literature was absent in the early Christian church.