Month: September 2018


Translated by Søren Giversen and Birger A. Pearson Jesus Christ, the Son of God [...] from ... ... (2 lines unrecoverable) ... the aeons, that I might tell all of the aeons, and, in (the case of) each one of the aeons, that I might tell the nature of the aeon, what it is, and that I might

The Testament of Abraham

I. Abraham lived the measure of his life, nine hundred and ninety-five years, and having lived all the years of his life in quietness, gentleness, and righteousness, the righteous one was exceeding hospitable; for, pitching his tent in the cross-ways at the oak of Mamre, he received every one, both rich and poor, kings and

The Apocalypse of Abraham

"The Apocalypse of Abraham belongs to a body of Abraham literature flourishing about the time of Christ. "The Book is essentially Jewish," wrote George H. Box, with "features . . . which suggest Essene origin." From the Essenes it passed, he suggested, "to Ebionite circles . . . and thence, in some form, found its

Revelation of Moses

ACCOUNT and life of Adam and Eve, the first-created, revealed by God to His servant Moses, when he received from the hand of the Lord the tables of the law of the covenant, instructed by the archangel Michael. This is the account of Adam and Eve. After they went forth out of paradise, Adam took Eve

The Assumption of Moses

THE ASSUMPTION OF MOSES also known as THE TESTAMENT OF MOSES 1 The Testament of Moses even the things which he commanded in the one hundred and twentieth year of his life, that is the two thousand five hundredth year from the creation of the world: [But according to oriental reckoning the two thousand and seven hundredth, and the

The Martyrdom of Isaiah

THE MARTYRDOM OF ISAIAH From-The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament R.H. Charles Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1913 [Chapter 1] 1 And it came to pass in the twenty-sixth year of the reign of Hezekiah king of Judah that he 2 called Manasseh his son. Now he was his only one. And he called him into the presence of Isaiah the

The Ascension of Isaiah

The Ascension of Isaiah 6—11 6. In the twentieth year of the reign of Hezekiah, king of Judah, Isaiah the son of Amoz and Josab the son of Isaiah came to Hezekiah in Jerusalem from Gilgal. 2And he sat on the couch of the king, and they brought a seat for him, but he would not

Tales of the Patriarchs

Tales of the Patriarchs Paraphrase and comments by Lesley Faulk and Amanda Scott Introduction The "Tales of the Patriarchs," which deals with the descendants of Adam, is sometimes referred to as the "Genesis Apocryphon." Originally, the Genesis Apocryphon was referred to as the fourth scroll because it was the fourth scroll out of seven to be found in