I had a few reasons for providing that list of sources:
1. I wanted to let you know what I had gathered.
2. This could take me quite a while to complete. I know that at the outset of writing any Study, I underestimate the time it will take -- and we appear to be heading for a long, hot, dry Summer
3. Who knows, at the age of 78, I might not complete it.
This "Second temple" period is crucial. At its ending, there was any number of Messianic claimants, while apocalyptic and eschatological fervour was high. Paul, part of the Jewish Diaspora, took on one of these Messiahs, spent years in solitude in the desert creating his thoughts, which he ultimately promoted. But his was not the only voice. His Messiah was not the only one.
Understanding the environment, particularly from the 3rd century BCE onward (including these latter writings such as 1 Enoch, Jubilees, Sirach, Daniel, DSS, etc.) is essential.
The Gospels were not literal documentaries. They were written in the wake of the Temple's destruction, some 40 years to 60+ years after Jesus "walked and talked, but did not write".
This is what we need to bring back to life.