quitatum Biblicarum is hereafter cited as LAB. The text is cited as it stands in the edition of GuImo KIscH, Pseudo-Philo’s Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum, Publi-. One of the earliest and most important works of biblical interpretation is a Latin text that is commonly known as the Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum. It was written in . [German version]. (LAB or Ps.-Philo). Jewish work, probably originated between AD 70 and in Palestine. The position of the author is clearly shaped by the.

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Pseudo-Philo – Wikipedia

May 15, in Pseudepigrapha Tags: Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum is retelling of biblical stories originally written in Hebrew in the late first century A. This date is based on a possible reference to the fall of Jerusalem in There are potential parallels with 2 Baruch and 4 Ezra which would imply a date in the late first century. The book claims to be written by Philo of Alexandria, but this is unlikely since Philo wrote in Greek.

The book is important for New Testament studies since it sheds light on how Jews in the first century may have understood their own history.

The major interest in the book is the Covenant of God.

The whole book of Genesis is summarized in chaptersyet there are four chapters detailing the covenant rededication at the time of Joshua The leadership of the nation is an important theme, so much so that the author invents careers for Kenaz and Zebul to fill in the gap between Joshua and the first of the judges. This succession of leadership is more important than the origins of the nation, Genesis is rapidly summarized while the careers of Joshua, Kenaz, Zebul and the other Judges are quite atniquitatum.

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There are a few expansions of the biblical text in this book which are interesting. Both Nahor and Lot are included among the twelve individuals who refused.

Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum (LAB)

The story was rewritten through the lens of the three antiquitautm in Daniel 3, including the climactic statement of faith in God in 6: And if I escape the fire, wild beasts will come out of the mountains and devour us; or we will lack food and die of famine; and we will be found fleeing from the people of this land but falling in our sins.

And now as he in whom I trust lives, I will not be moved from my place where they have put me. If there be any sin of mine so flagrant that I should be burned up, let the will of God be done. And it burned all those standing around in sight of the furnace. And all those who were burned antiquitatu, that librr were 83, Overlooking the faithlessness and sin in the live of Abraham is typical of biblical expansions in the Second Temple period.

Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum – Brill Reference

As the great heroes of the faith become even more heroic, there is a tendency to omit their shortcomings. Abram is a faithful monotheist before God gives him the promise of Genesis Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Comments feed for this article.


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Chapter One. Pseudo Philo’s Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum

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