Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Abraham

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Society of Biblical Lit, 13 нояб. 2012 г. - Всего страниц: 271
This volume introduces a cycle of stories about Abraham as preserved in fifteen unpublished, late medieval manuscripts in Armenian, published here in English for the first time with commentaries, annotations, and critical apparatus. The texts present embroidered Abraham stories dealing with his youth, his life in Egypt, the binding of Isaac, the story of Melchizedek, and other tales. Embedding Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and other ancient traditions, these texts demonstrate mutual borrowing and influence over centuries.
 

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Michael E. Stone is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion and Armenian Studies at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the author of numerous works on early Jewish and Christian pseudepigraphic literature. He is author or co-author of over fifty different books, including most recently An Editio Minor of the Armenian Version of the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs (Peeters).

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