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Apocalypse of Abraham
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abraham, Apocalypse of
Apocalypse of Abraham A nonbiblical, pseudepigraphal work that narrates Abraham’s conversion from idolatry and his journey into the heavenly realm. Includes various visions and revelations.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abraham, Apocalypse of
ABRAHAM, APOCALYPSE OF. A midrash based on the text of Genesis 15 presented in the form of revelation. The title of the book is preserved only in manuscript S (Codex Silvester), where it runs as follows: “The Book of the Revelation of Abraham, son of Terah, son of Nahor, son of Serug, son of Arphaxad,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abraham, Apocalypse Of
Abraham, Apocalypse ofA 1st- to mid-2nd century c.e. Jewish apocalypse, probably composed in a Semitic language, but extant only in Slavonic. Although the work may not be composite, most scholars identify two major parts and several possible interpolations.1. Chs.1–8 are a late, humorous story about
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abraham, Apocalypse of (Writing)
Abraham, Apocalypse of. A pseudepigraphal Jewish writing, probably written A.D. 80–100, and extant only in an Old Slavic version (the original language was Hebrew or Aramaic). This work is a midrash on Gen. 15:9–17, relating Abraham’s conversion from idolatry to monotheism (ch. 1–8) and his reception
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Apocalypse of Abraham
APOCALYPSE OF ABRAHAMThe Apocalypse of Abraham is a pseudepigraphon written in two separate genres. The first eight chapters offer a narrative account of the conversion of the patriarch Abraham from paganism to the worship of the one true God. This narrative is followed by an apocalyptic vision purportedly
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Abraham, Apocalypse of
Abraham, Apocalypse of. An apocryphal writing, dating from perhaps as early as the 1st cent. AD. The opening chapters (1–8) recount *Abraham’s conversion from idolatry. The rest of the book (9–32) describes a series of visions seen by Abraham in the heavens, showing the nature of sin and the Fall
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
13. The Apocalypse of Abraham
13. The Apocalypse of Abraham.—This is a work preserved only in a Slavonic translation. It was published in that language (1863), but only made known more widely through a German translation by Bonwetsch (1897). It tells of how Abraham took offence at the idolatry of his father, how he despised both
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Abraham, Apocalypse Of
ABRAHAM, APOCALYPSE OF, a book “full of all manner of wickedness,” was current among the Sethian Ophites (Epiph. Haer. 286 C.). It is probably the apocryphal work under Abraham’s name condemned by Nicephorus (Credner, Zur Gesch. d. Kanons 121, 145): the length is rather over that assigned to Canticles.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Abraham, Apocalypse of (Writing)
Abraham, Apocalypse of. This important pseudepigraphic work may have originally been written in Hebrew (or Aramaic), but it is extant only in a medieval Old Church Slavonic version, which in turn was probably based on an earlier Greek translation. The work itself seems to be a composite, with the first
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ABRAHAM, APOCALYPSE OF
ABRAHAM, APOCALYPSE OF. The document is an Apocryphal and Aocalyptic book about Abraham’s conversion from idolatry to the one true God and his temporary heavenly journey. It was probably composed in Palestine between 70 and 100–150 ce by a Jewish author. It is contemporary with the Fourth Book of Ezra,