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Author de Jonge, Marinus
Title Life of Adam and Eve and Related Literature
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1997
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (105 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Guides to the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha Ser. ; v.4
Guides to the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- 1. The Most Recent Editions and the Contents of the Different Versions of the Life of Adam and Eve -- 2. The Relationships between the Various Versions and Text-Forms -- 3. Constitutive Elements and Main Themes in the Various Versions of the Life of Adam and Eve -- 4. Provenance and Date -- 5. Secondary Adam Literature -- Select Bibliography -- Index of References -- Index of Authors -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- Z
The Life of Adam and Eve once belonged to the most popular literature in the Christian world. Retelling the Genesis 3 story, it gives an elaborate description of Adam's death and his assumption to Paradise in the third heaven. His continued existence, as well as his future resurrection, are as much a paradigm for humanity as his transgression, condemnation and death. For a long time attention was focused on the Greek and Latin versions only. More recently, editions of Georgian and Armenian versions have become available, occupying a middle position between the Greek and the Latin. This new material now makes it necessary to sort out the relationships between no less than five clearly related but in many respects different documents. Taken together they present a complex but interesting mosaic of reflections on the human plight, inspired by the Genesis story
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: de Jonge, Marinus Life of Adam and Eve and Related Literature London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c1997 9781850757641
Subject Life of Adam and Eve -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.;Christian literature, Early -- History and criticism
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Alt Author Tromp, Johannes
de Jonge, Marinus
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