pseudonymous

A writing that attributes itself to a narrator who was not the real author. There were many pseudonymous works in the ancient world (see e.g. pseudepigrapha). Within the Bible, Isaiah chapters 40ff. are often believed to be pseudonymous, written during the period of Persian rule but offered to the reader in the name of Isaiah, who lived during the period of Assyrian ascendancy.


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