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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

Bibliography

Editions

Greek

M. R. JAMES, The Testament of Abraham: The Greek Text now first edited with an Introduction and Notes (= TS II. ii (Cambridge, 1892), pp. 1–130).

A. VASSILIEV, Anecdota Graeco-Byzantina, i (Moscow, 1893), pp. 292–308.

Coptic

I. GUIDI, Il testo copto del Testamento di Abramo (= Rendiconti della Reale Accademia dei Lincei: Classe di scienze morali, storiche e filologiche, Ser. V, ix (Rome, 1900), pp. 157–180).

Slavonic

N. S. TIKHONRAVOV, Pamyatniki otrechennoi russkoi literatury, i (St. Petersburg, 1863), pp. 79–90.

G. POLIVKA, ‘Die apokryphische Erzählung vom Tode Abrahams’ in Archiv für slavische Philologie, xviii (1896), pp. 112–125.

Rumanian

M. GASTER, The Apocalypse of Abraham: From the Roumanian Text, Discovered and Translated (= Transactions of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, ix (London, 1893), pp. 195–226).

Translations

English

W. A. CRAIGIE, The Testament of Abraham (= Ante-Nicene Christian Library, Additional Volume (Edinburgh, 1897), pp. 183–201) – a translation of both Greek recensions arranged in parallel columns.

G. H. BOX, The Testment of Abraham: Translated from the Greek Text with Introduction and Notes (= S.P.C.K., Translations of Early Documents; London, 1927) – a translation of both Greek recensions.

M. E. STONE, The Testament of Abraham: The Greek Recensions translated (= SBL Texts and Translations, 2: Pseudepigrapha Series, 2; Missoula, 1972).

G. MACRAE, ‘The Coptic Testament of Abraham’ in Studies on the Testament of Abraham (ed. G. W. E. NICKLESBURG, Jr – as below), pp. 327–340.

W. E. BARNES, ‘Extracts from the Testament of Abraham’ in M. R. JAMES, The Testament of Abraham … (= TSII. ii (Cambridge, 1892), pp. 135–139) – from the Arabic.

W. LESLAU, ‘The Testament of Abraham’ in Falasha Anthology: Translated from Ethiopic Sources with an Introduction (= Yale Judaica Series, vol. vi (New Haven, 1951), pp. 92–102 and 176–180).

D. S. COOPER and H. B. WEBER, ‘The Church Slavonic Testament of Abraham’ in Studies on the Testament of Abraham (ed. G. W. E. NICKLESBURG, Jr. – as below), pp. 301–326.

M. GASTER, as above – from the Rumanian.

French

M. DELCOR, Le Testament d'Abraham: Introduction, traduction du texte grec et commentaire de la recension grecque longue, suivi de la traduction des Testaments d'Abraham, d'Isaac et de Jacob d'après les versions orientales (= SVTP 2; Leiden; 1973) – the translations of the two Greek recensions are by Delcor himself, the translation of the Coptic is by M. Chaîne, that of the Arabic by M. Chaîne and P. Marçais, and that of the Ethiopic by M. Chaîne and A. Caquot.

German

P. REISSLER, AjSaB 2, pp. 1091–1103 – a translation of the shorter Greek recension.

E. JANNSEN in JSh-rZ III.2 (1975), pp. 193–256 – a translation of both Greek recensions in parallel columns.

E. ANDERSSON, Sphinx, vi (Uppsala, 1903), pp. 220–236 – from the Coptic.

General

Bibliography references:

M. DELCOR, as above.

A.-M. DENIS, IPGAT, pp. 31–37.

C. W. FISHBURNE, ‘I Corinthians iii. 10–15 and the Testament of Abraham’ in NTS xvii (October 1970), pp. 109–115.

L. GINZBERG, art ‘Abraham, Testament of’ in JE i (New York, 1901), pp. 93–96.

———, The Legends of the Jews, i (Philadelphia, 1909), pp. 299–306 and v (Philadelphia, 1925), pp. 266–267.

K. KOHLER, ‘The Pre-Talmudic Haggada. II. The Apocalypse of Abraham and its Kindred’ in JQR vii (1895), pp. 581–606.

G. W. E. NICKELSBURG, Jr, (ed.) Studies on the Testament of Abraham (= SBL Septuagint and Cognate Studies, 6; Missoula, 1976).

P. RIESSLER, AjSaB 2, pp. 1332–1333.

E. SCHüRER, GjVZJC 4 iii, pp. 338–339.

É. TURDEANU, ‘Notes sur la tradition littéraire du Testament d'Abraham’ in Silloge bizantina in onore di Silvio Giuseppe Mercati (= Studi Bizantini e Neoellenici, ix; Rome, 1957), pp. 405–410.

N. TURNER, ‘The “Testament of Abraham”: Problems in Biblical Greek’ in NTS i (1955), pp. 219–223.

H. WEINEL in EUX, pp. 170–172.

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