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Ausgabe:

Juni/2014

Spalte:

714–716

Kategorie:

Bibelwissenschaft

Autor/Hrsg.:

Stone, Michael E.

Titel/Untertitel:

Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Abraham.

Verlag:

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature 2012. 290 S. = Early Judaism and Its Literature, 37. Kart. US$ 38,95. ISBN 978-1-58983-715-7.

Rezensent:

Zara Pogossian

With this book Michael Stone, a leading expert in Armenian studies and Second Temple Judaism, has made another important contribution to both fields. The work presents fifteen Armenian texts from a variety of genres about Abraham and related traditions, along with English translations and comments. Most of this ma-terial is published for the first time, allowing access to some intriguing and rare texts both in the original Armenian and in English. It will surely stimulate further research in a number of directions, such as the reception and development of apocrypha in general and in the Armenian Christianity in particular, the textual interaction between Jews, Christians and Muslims as evidenced in this par-ticular case, the use of apocryphal material to articulate certain aspects ...


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