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Testament of Abraham

Author: Dale C Allison, Jr.
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, 2003.
Series: Commentaries on early Jewish literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This first verse-by-verse commentary on the Greek text of the Testament of Abraham places the work within the history of both Jewish and Christian literature. It emphasizes the literary artistry and comedic nature of the Testament, brings to the task of interpretation a mass of comparative material, and establishes that, although the Testament goes back to a Jewish tale of the first or second century CE, the  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Allison, Dale C.
Testament of Abraham.
Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2003
xvi, 527 pages ; 24 cm.
(DLC) 10834617
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dale C Allison, Jr.
ISBN: 9783110923971 3110923971 3110178885 9783110178883
OCLC Number: 872676479
Language Note: Includes the text of the Testament of Abraham in English.
Description: 1 online resource (544 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Frontmatter --
Preface --
Contents --
Abbreviations --
INTRODUCTION --
I. The Greek Texts --
II. The Other Versions --
III. The Relation of the Two Greek Recensions --
IV. Jewish or Christian? --
V. Local Origin --
VI. Date --
VII. Genre --
VIII. Structure --
IX. Literary Themes and Leading Ideas --
X. Bibliography --
COMMENTARY --
Chapter 1: Abraham's Virtues, Michael's Assignment --
Chapter 2: Michael and Abraham meet Each Other --
Chapter 3: Signs and Wonders --
Chapter 4: God commissions Michael again --
Chapter 5: Isaac's Dream --
Chapter 6: Recognition of Michael's Identity --
Chapter 7: Isaac's Dream, Michael's Interpretation, Abraham's Refusal --
Chapter 8: God's Speech --
Chapter 9: Abraham strikes a Bargain --
Chapter 10: Abraham surveys the World --
Chapter 11: Two Ways and Two Gates --
Chapter 12: The Postmortem Judgment --
Chapter 13: The Judgment Interpreted --
Chapter 14: Abraham Repents and Intercedes --
Chapter 15: Abraham reneges --
Chapter 16: God sends Death to Abraham --
Chapter 17: Death reveals Himself --
Chapter 18: The Resurrection of Abraham's Servants --
Chapter 19: The Interpretation of Death's Self-Revelation --
Chapter 20: Abraham's Death --
Index of References --
Index of Names and Subjects --
Index of Modern Authors
Series Title: Commentaries on early Jewish literature.
Other Titles: Testament of Abraham.
Responsibility: Dale C. Allison, Jr.
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