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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

P. BATIFFOL, Le Livre de la Prière d'Aseneth (= Studia Patristica, i–ii; Paris, 1889–90).

M. PHILONENKO, Joseph et Aséneth: Introduction, Texte critique, Traduction, et Notes (= SPB xiii; Leiden, 1968).

Latin

P. BATIFFOL, Le Livre … [as above], pp. 89–115.

Syriac

E. W. BROOKS, Historia Ecclesiastica Zachariae Rhetori vulgo adscripta (= CSCO, Scriptores Syri, III. v, Textus; Paris, 1919), pp. 21–55.

Latin translations of the Syriac in:

G. OPPENHEIM, Fabula Josephi et Asenethae apocrypha e libro syriaco latine versa (Berlin, 1886).

E. W. BROOKS, Historia Ecclesiastica … [as above] (= CSCO, Scriptores Syri, III. v, Versio; Louvain, 1924), pp. 15–39.

Armenian

A. CARRIèRE, ‘Une version arménienne de l'Histoire d'Asséneth’ in Nouveaux Mélanges Oríentaux (= Publications de l'École des Langues Orientales Vivantes, IIe Série, vol. xix; Paris, 1886), pp. 471–512. [The text of chaps. xxii–xxix only, followed by a French translation.]

S. HOVSEPHEANTZ, A Treasury of Old and New Primitive Writers. Vol. I (Uncanonical Books of the Old Testament; Venice, 1896), pp. 152–198.

English translation of the Armenian in:

J. ISSAVERDENS, UWOT 2, 79–128.

Slavonic

S. NOVAKOVIć, ‘Srpsko-slovenski zbornik iz vremena despota Stefana Lazarevića: 10. Žitie Asenethi’ in Starine, ix (Zagreb, 1877), pp. 27–42.

V. M. ISTRIN, ‘Apokrif ob Iosife i Asenefe’ in Drevnosti: trudy Slavyanskoy komissii Imperatorskogo Moskovskogo arkheologicheskogo obshchestva, iii (Moscow, 1898), pp. 146–199.

Translations

English

M. BRODRICK (Prepared by, from Notes supplied by the late SIR PETER LE PAGE RENOUF), The Life and Confession of Asenath the Daughter of Pentephres of Heliopolis, narrating how the all-beautiful Joseph took her to Wife (London, 1900).

E. W. BROOKS, Joseph and Asenath: The Confession and Prayer of Asenath, Daughter of Pentephres the Priest (= S.P.C.K., Translations of Early Documents; London, 1918).

French

M. PHILONENKO, Joseph et Aséneth … [as above].

German

P. RIESSLER, AjSaB 2, pp. 497–538.

General

Bibliography references:

V. APTOWITZER, ‘Asenath, the Wife of Joseph: A Haggadic Literary-Historical Study’ in HUCA i (1924), pp. 239–306.

C. BURCHARD, Untersuchungen zu Joseph und Aseneth: Uberlieferung-Ortsbestimmung (= Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 8; Tübingen, 1965).

———, Der dreizehnte Zeuge: Traditions-und kompositionsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen zu Lukas' Darstellung der Frühzeit des Paulus (= Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments, 103; Göttingen, 1970), pp. 59–86.

———, ‘Zum Text von Joseph und Aseneth’ in Journal for the Study of Judaism, i (1970), pp. 3–34.

———, ‘Joseph et Aséneth: Questions actuelles’ in La littérature juive entre Tenach et Mischna: Quelques problèmes (ed. W. C. VAN UNNIK; Rech. Bib. 9; Leiden, 1974), pp. 77–100.

A.-M. DENIS, IPGAT, pp. 40–48.

L. GINZBERG, The Legends of the Jews, ii (Philadelphia, 1910), pp. 170–178 and v (Philadelphia, 1925), pp. 374–375.

K. KOHLER, art. ‘Asenath, Life and Confession or Prayer of’ in JE ii (New York, 1902), pp. 172–176.

K. G. KUHN, ‘The Lord's Supper and the Communal Meal at Qumran’ in The Scrolls and the New Testament (ed. K. STENDAHL; New York, 1957), pp. 74–77.

M. PHILONENKO, ‘Joseph et Aséneth: Questions actuelles’ in La littérature juive entre Tenach et Mischna: Quelque problèmes (ed. W. C. VAN UNNIK; Rech. Bib. 9; Leiden, 1974), pp. 73–76.

P. RIESSLER, ‘Joseph und Asenath: Eine altjüdische Erzählung’ in Theologische Quartalschrift, ciii (1922), pp. 1–13.

———, AjSAB 2, p. 1303–1304.

E. SCHüRER, GjVZJC 4 iii, pp. 399–402.

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