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Bibil Identifier bibil:207556
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Attachment to the Body in the Greek Testament of Abraham
Title (English, ) A Reappraisal of the Short Recension
Author Mirguet, Françoise
Journal Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha (Volume: 19, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 251-275 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Greek text of the Testament of Abraham has been preserved in two recensions. While most studies focus on the long recension, the short one has been often overlooked as lacking coherence and unity. In this article, I suggest that the attachment to the body can be regarded as one of the main themes around which the short recension revolves, as death is presented as a separation between body and soul. In contrast with the long recension, where a disobedient Abraham opposes God’s messengers, the short text does not stage a conflict between characters, but a common apprehension of death as loss of the body, voiced primarily by the archangel Michael.
DOI 10.1177/0951820710373977
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Abraham : Testament of Abraham
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