Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Prayer of Manasseh

READING ACTS: The Prayer of Manasseh. Another installment in Phil Long's current summer series on the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. Past posts in the series have been noted here and links.

Two comments about the Prayer of Manasseh. First, a Hebrew version of it does survive. It was recovered from the Cairo Geniza. But it is clearly a translation into Hebrew from the (original?) Greek version (and perhaps the Syriac), so Phil's point remains sound.

Second, I have argued the possibility that the Prayer of Manasseh is a Christian rather than Jewish composition. I mentioned that article here.

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