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Life of Adam and Eve
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Adam and Eve, Life of, Text
Life of Adam and Eve, Text Also known as the Apocalypse of Moses. A nonbiblical and pseudepigraphal work that claims to narrate the events of Gen 2–4. Exists in a variety of different manuscript traditions.
Apocalypse of Moses
Apocalypse of Moses Also Revelation of Moses. A modern editorial title for the Greek version of the noncanonical Life of Adam and Eve.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Adam and Eve, Life of
ADAM AND EVE, LIFE OF. Among several related narrative elaborations of the biblical account of Adam and Eve, the most important are the Greek Apocalypse of Moses and the Latin Vita Adae et Evae. An Armenian recension was translated loosely from the Apocalypse of Moses, or possibly from the Syriac (Conybeare
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Adam, Literature Concerning
ADAM AND EVE, LITERATURE CONCERNINGDiverse literary corpora attest to the significance of Adam and Eve for both Christians and Jews during the Greco-Roman era. These corpora include the NT, early Jewish literature that contains references and allusions to Genesis 1–3 and ancient books that focus on
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
12. The Histories of Adam and Eve
12. The Histories of Adam and Eve.—This work appears under two main forms, almost as distinct as two works: one in Greek and one in Latin. The Greek is entitled Narrative and Citizenship of Adam and Eve (Διήγησις). It was published by Tischendorf in 1866 (Apocal. Apocr. pp. 1–23) under the misleading
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Adam and Eve
ADAM AND EVE First man and woman created by God from whom all other people are descended.Old Testament The name Eve is related to the Hebrew word for “living,” but it occurs only as the name of the first woman. Adam means “man,” and in many places the Hebrew word refers to mankind in general. Genesis
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Adam and Eve, Life of
Adam and Eve, Life of. A title applied to a number of noncanonical works dealing with real or imagined events in the lives of the first family. Two major versions of the story are extant, one in Greek, The Apocalypse of Moses (preserved also in Armenian and Slavonic translations), and the other in Latin,
Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science
Adam and Eve First-Couple View
ADAM AND EVE (First-Couple View). A book titled Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? (Collins 2011) asks a question that for many in evangelical circles might seem self-evident. Of course Adam and Eve really existed, they might say, since without an actual fall as described in Genesis 3, there would be no
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Adam
Adam and EveThe textual basis for the iconography of A&E in early Christian art is Gen. 1–4, along with several noncanonical works, including the 1st-c. Life of Adam and Eve (trans. M. D. Johnson, OTPseud 2 [1985]: 249–95). Most of the iconographic evidence comes from funerary contexts, such as Roman
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ADAM AND EVE, LIFE OF
ADAM AND EVE, LIFE OF. A pseudepigraphic text that narrates the adventures of the progenitors of humankind after the fall and their subsequent expulsion from the Garden of Eden. This Midrash of Gen 3 has been preserved in at least two different textual forms: a Greek one, also called Apocalypse of Moses,