Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Danielic pseudepigraphon quoted by Papias?

BASIL LOURIÉ: An Unknown Danielic Pseudepigraphon from an Armenian Fragment of Papias. Offprint of a article published in the Journal of the Study of the Pseudepigrapha and posted on
In this article it is demonstrated that one of the Papias’ quotes preserved in the Armenian version of the Commentary on Apocalypse by Andrew of Caesarea goes back to an otherwise unknown Danielic pseudepigraphon, which is the oldest known witness of a peculiar tradition where the Watchers are good angelic beings responsible for, together with Michael, the revelation of the Law to Moses.
Dr. Lourié also published a translation of and introduction to the fragment in Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: More Noncanonical Scriptures (ed. Bauckham, Davila, and Panayotov; Eerdmans, 2013) 1:435-41.

Cross-file under Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Watch.