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A nonbiblical, Aramaic document discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls (ca. 250 bc–ad 50). The Genesis Apocryphon retells and edits narratives about Enoch, Noah, and Abram, and as such is classified as parabiblical or rewritten Bible.
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GENESIS APOCRYPHON (1QapGen). One of the first Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran Cave 1 to be discovered and published though some of its very fragmentary columns remain unpublished. It is written in a literary form of Imperial Aramaic that is very similar to the language of Daniel. Both linguistically and
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Genesis Apocryphon (1QapGen ar)A collection of apocryphal stories about the biblical patriarchs, among the first Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Qumran Cave 1. This 22-column Aramaic document lacks both its beginning and end, and several of the surviving columns are either illegible or so fragmentary
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Genesis Apocryphon. †A collection of apocryphal stories about the biblical patriarchs, discovered at Qumran in 1947. These Aramaic stories comprise a midrashic exegesis, presented in the first person, of the canonical accounts of such figures as Lamech, Enoch, Methuselah, Sarah, and Abraham, similar
Dictionary of New Testament Background
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Genesis Apocryphon. An Aramaic document found in Qumran Cave 1 (1QapGen ar; also 1Q20). See Dead Sea Scrolls. Dated to the 1st cent. B.C. or shortly after, it contains an interpretative rewriting of the Genesis story somewhat similar to that found in the book of Jubilees. The surviving fragments cover
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GENESIS APOCRYPHON. One of the first seven scrolls discovered in Cave 1 at Qumran, and the final one to be unrolled, the Genesis Apocryphon (1QapGen) is an Aramaic parabiblical work that relates, with additions, omissions, and expansions, some of the stories from early chapters of Genesis (5–15). The