Monday, July 17, 2017

T. Isaac: Like father like son

READING ACTS: Testament of Isaac. It is a pretty big stretch to try to find a Jewish core work in the Testament of Isaac, although this is, of course, possible. It reads naturally as a Coptic Christian composition with monastic interests. It is based in part on the Testament of Abraham. Like that document, it includes a pre-mortem ascent of the patriarch to heaven.

Past posts in Phil Long's series on the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha are noted here and many links. Recently he has been posting on Testamentary literature. Cross-file under Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Watch.

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