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Book of Ahiqar
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An ancient Near Eastern folktale that was originally polytheistic. Ahiqar was transmitted widely in antiquity. The earliest fragmentary text, written in Aramaic, was discovered in Elephantine, Egypt and dates to the fifth century bc. This text is often categorized as pseudepigrapha due its use in the book of Tobit.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahiqar, Book of
Ahiqar, Book of An ancient Near Eastern folktale that was originally polytheistic. Ahiqar was transmitted widely in antiquity. The earliest fragmentary text, written in Aramaic, was discovered in Elephantine, Egypt and dates to the fifth century bc. This text is often categorized as pseudepigrapha due
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahiqar, Book of
AHIQAR, BOOK OF. The book of Ahiqar is a rare example of a polytheistic work which was used and adapted by some Jewish groups. Like Tobit, it is a sapiential novel, i.e., it combines a dramatic story with wise instruction. It is the most ancient of the extrabiblical works preserved and read by Jewish
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahikar, Book Of
Ahikar, Book Of A didactic folktale based on the story of Ahikar, which is embellished by proverbs and parables representing Ahikar’s instructions to his adopted son.At the core of the book is the narrative of Ahikar, a sage of high rank in the Assyrian court who adopts as heir his nephew Nadan (RSV
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Ahiqar
AHIQARThe story of Ahiqar is an intriguing folk tale of a wise and skillful scribe who gave counsel to all of Assyria and who imparted wisdom to a young and naive nephew through proverbs, parables and maxims.1. The Story and Its Versions2. Ahiqar and the New Testament
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Ahikar legend
Ahikar legend. A story which occurs in various forms but in essence tells of a Grand Vizier of Sennacherib, Ahikar the Wise, against whom his adopted son, Nadan, plotted and received appropriate retribution. The legend was widely spread in the East. It is met with in the *Elephantine papyri and in Romanian,