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Apocalypse of the Virgin
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A late, noncanonical apocalyptic work that claims to give an account of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, interceding for condemned sinners after receiving heavenly visions of their torments in hell. This work was never widely authoritative in the early Christian period, nor could it have been based on its late date.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Virgin, Apocalypse of the
Apocalypse of the Virgin A late, noncanonical apocalyptic work that claims to give an account of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, interceding for condemned sinners after receiving heavenly visions of their torments in hell. This work was never widely authoritative in the early Christian period, nor
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Virgin, Apocalypses of the
VIRGIN, APOCALYPSES OF THE. There are two Apocalypses of the Virgin Mary, as well as some similar material in the Assumption literature:A. Greek Apocalypse of the VirginThis work is known in a large number of Gk mss, which vary quite considerably. (Variant texts, from various mss, are published by
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Virgin, Apocalypse of The
Virgin, Apocalypse of theTwo early Christian apocalypses, properly distinguished as the Apocalypse of the Virgin Mary and the Apocalypse of the Holy Mother of God Concerning the Punishments. Both narrate otherworldly journeys by Mary, emphasizing her vision of specific punishments assigned to particular
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Virgin, Apocalypse of the (Writing)
Virgin, Apocalypse of the. *Two unrelated but somewhat similar works, probably from ca. the ninth century A.D. Both were composed in Greek, but one is now extant only in Ethiopic. The Greek text concerns a visit by the Virgin Mary to see the torments of the wicked. The Ethiopic account, which draws
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Virgin, Apocalypse of the (Writing)
Virgin, Apocalypse of the. Title given to two late works in which Mary, mother of Jesus was shown the tortures of the damned. Both documents are dependent on earlier works and quite distinct from the widespread legend of the Assumption of the Virgin.(1) The first work is extant in Greek and other versions,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
VIRGIN, APOCALYPSES OF THE
VIRGIN, APOCALYPSES OF THE. The earliest Apocalypses of the Virgin are preserved within the oldest apocrypha related to the Dormition (i.e., the death or “sleep”) of Mary, which themselves date to the 4th cent. ce (if not even earlier). After Mary’s resurrection in paradise, these Dormition narratives