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

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The Book of the Revelation of Abraham, the son of Therin, the son of Nachor, the son of Seruch, the son of Roch, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Sim, the son of Noe, the son of Lamech, the son of Methusalam, the son of Enoch, the son of Ared. 1 R has the title ‘The Book about Abraham, forefather and patriarch’. RK begin ‘Thara was Abraham's father, and Thara began to do what he saw done at his father Nahor's; and he worshipped idols and burned sacrifices before them, both calves and heifers, and did all that is pleasing to the devil. When Abraham saw this, he was very perturbed; and he said to himself, Behold, my father Thara is deceived by these gods of wood, for they have no souls (R om.) in them: they have eyes but they do not see, they have ears but they do not hear, they have hands but they do not feel, they have feet but they do not walk (R omits this clause), they have noses but they do not smell, and there is no voice in their mouths. So I think in very truth my father Thara is deceived. And Abraham, having reasoned thus’ … (see above p. 365).

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1 R has the title ‘The Book about Abraham, forefather and patriarch’. RK begin ‘Thara was Abraham's father, and Thara began to do what he saw done at his father Nahor's; and he worshipped idols and burned sacrifices before them, both calves and heifers, and did all that is pleasing to the devil. When Abraham saw this, he was very perturbed; and he said to himself, Behold, my father Thara is deceived by these gods of wood, for they have no souls (R om.) in them: they have eyes but they do not see, they have ears but they do not hear, they have hands but they do not feel, they have feet but they do not walk (R omits this clause), they have noses but they do not smell, and there is no voice in their mouths. So I think in very truth my father Thara is deceived. And Abraham, having reasoned thus’ … (see above p. 365).

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