Pseudepigrapha / Apocalypse of Abraham


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Summary of Apocalypse of Abraham

Date: 70-150 C.E.

Description: The Apocalypse of Abraham extrapolates in apocalyptic form a narrative of visions experienced by the patriarch Abraham during Genesis 15:12. Abraham is taken by an angel on a Heavenly journey where he sees God's throne and sees a vision of the judgement of the world. Like other apocalypses, it is concerned to explain the presence of evil and especially of the prevalence of idolatry.

Docherty, Susan The Jewish Pseudepigrapha, Fortress Press, 2015


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