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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

R. SINKER, Testamenta XII Patriarcharum; ad fidem codicis Cantabrigiensis edita: accedunt lectiones cod. Oxoniensis (Cambridge, 1869).

———, Testamenta XII Patriarcharum: Appendix containing a collation of the Roman and Patmos MSS and bibliographical notes (Cambridge, 1879).

R. H. CHARLES, The Greek Versions of the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, edited from nine MSS, together with the variants of the Armenian and Slavonic Versions and some Hebrew fragments (Oxford, 1908).

M. R. JAMES, ‘The Venice Extracts from the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs’ in JTS xxviii (1927), pp. 337–348.

M. DE JONGE, Testamenta XII Patriarcharum, edited according to Cambridge University Library MS Ff 1. 24, fol. 203a–262b, with Short Notes (= PVTG I. i; Leiden, 1964).

———, in co-operation with H. W. HOLLANDER, H. J. DE JONGE, and TH. KORTEWEG, The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs: A Critical Edition of the Greek Text (= PVTG I. ii; Leiden, 1978).

Armenian

S. HOVSEPHEANTZ, A Treasury of Old and New Primitive Writers. Vol. I (Uncanonical Books of the Old Testament; Venice, 1896), pp. 27–151.

Slavonic

N. S. TIKHONRAVOV, Pamyatniki otrechennoi russkoi literatury, i (St. Petersburg, 1863), pp. 96–232.

Translations

English

R. SINKER, The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs Translated (= Ante-Nicene Christian Library, xxii. 2 (Edinburgh, 1871), pp. 5–79).

R. H. CHARLES, The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, translated from the Editor's Greek Text and edited, with Introduction, Notes, and Indices (London, 1908).

———, APOT ii, pp. 282–367.

———, The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs (= S.P.C.K., Translations of Early Documents; London, 1917).

J. ISSAVERDENS, UWOT 2, pp. 267–358 – from the Armenian.

German

F. SCHNAPP in E. KAUTZSCH, APAT ii, pp. 458–506.

P. RIESSLER, AjSaB 2, pp. 1149–1250.

J. BECKER in JSh–rZ III. 1 (1974), pp. 1–164.

General

Bibliography references:

J. BECKER, Untersuchungen zur Entstehungsgeschicte der Testamente der Zwölf Patriarchen (= Arbeiten zur Geschicte des antiken Judentums und des Urchristentums, 8; Leiden, 1970).

E. J. BICKERMAN, ‘The Date of the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs’ in JBL lxix (1950), pp. 245–260.

W. BOUSSET, ‘Die Testamente der Zwölf Patriarchen’ in ZNW i (1900), pp. 141–175, 187–209, 344–346.

F.-M. BRAUN, ‘Les Testaments des XII Patriarches et le problème de leur origine’ in R Bibl lxvii (1960), pp. 516–549.

C. BURCHARD, ‘Zur armenischen Überlieferung der Testamente der zwölf Patriarchen’ in (ed. W. ELTESTER) Studien zu den Testamenten der Zwölf Patriarchen (= Beihefte zur ZNW, xxxvi; Berlin, 1969), pp. 1–29.

F. C. CONYBEARE, ‘On the Jewish Authorship of the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs’ in JQR v (April 1893), pp. 375–398.

A.-M. DENIS, IPGAT, pp. 49–59.

O. EISSFELDT, OTI, pp. 631–636.

J.-B. FREY, art. ‘Apocryphes de l'Ancien Testament’ in DB Sup i, cols. 380–390.

J. W. HUNKIN, ‘The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs’ in JTS xvi (1915), pp. 80–97.

M. DE JONGE, The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs: A Study of their Text, Composition and Origin (Assen, 1953).

——— (ed.), Studies on the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs: Text and Interpretation (= SVTP 3; Leiden, 1975).

———, ‘The Main Issues in the Study of the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs’ in NTS xxvi. 4 (July 1980), pp. 508–524.

H. C. KEE, ‘The Ethical Dimensions of the Testaments of the XII Patriarchs as a Clue to Provenance’ in NTS xxiv. 2 (Jan. 1978), pp. 259–270.

K. KOHLER, ‘The Pre-Talmudic Haggada I.A. The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs’ in JQR v (April 1893), pp. 400–406.

———, art. ‘Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs’ in JE xii (New York, 1906), pp. 113–118.

E. PREUSCHEN, ‘Die armenische Übersetzung der Testamente der zwölf Patriarchen’ in ZNW i (1900), pp. 106–140.

K. H. RENGSTORF, ‘Herkunft und Sinn der Patriarchen-Reden in den Testamenten der zwölf Patriarchen’ in La littérature juive entre Tenach et Mischna: Quelques problèmes (ed. W. C. VAN UNNIK; Rech. Bib. 9, Leiden, 1974), pp. 29–47.

P. RIESSLER, AjSaB 2, pp. 1335–1338.

L. ROST, EATAP, pp. 106–110.

F. SCHNAPP, Die Testamente der zwölf Patriarchen untersucht (Halle, 1884).

E. SCHüRER, HJPTJC II. iii, pp. 114–124.

———, GjVZJC 4 iii, pp. 339–356.

C. C. TORREY, AL, pp. 129–131.

É. TURDEANU, ‘Les Testaments des Douze Patriarches en slave’ in Journal for the Study of Judaism, i (1970), pp. 148–184.

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