Life of Adam and Eve


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early Jewish work included in the collection known as the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. It was probably written in Hebrew between 100 B.C. and A.D. 100. Based on the Old Testament story, it supplements the original.
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early Jewish work included in the collection known as the Old Testament PseudepigraphaPseudepigrapha
[Gr.,=things falsely ascribed], a collection of early Jewish and some Jewish-Christian writings composed between c.200 B.C. and c.A.D. 200, not found in the Bible or rabbinic writings.
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. It was probably written in Hebrew between 100 B.C. and A.D. 100. Based on the Old Testament story, it supplements the original. It has been interpreted to teach that Eve was the source of Adam's sin and that she was responsible for the Fall.

Bibliography

See J. H. Charlesworth, The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (Vol. II, 1985); E. Pagels, Adam, Eve, and the Serpent (1988).

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The book concludes with several helpful appendixes, including a glossary, an annotated translation of Genesis 2-3, and two Apocryphal texts, Life of Adam and Eve and Gospel of Nicodemus.
The depth of Professor Anderson's knowledge is apparent in his use of a variety of rabbinic and patristic sources, as well as apocryphal works such as the Life of Adam and Eve and the Gospel of Nicodemus (texts included as appendices).
The book contains a glossary of terms and names, four appendices (Biblical Origins and the Fall, Genesis 1-3 annotated text, Armenian Life of Adam and Eve, the Gospel of Nicodemus), brief notes, 10-page bibliography, textual references, and an index.
The author emphasizes certain apocryphal accounts, such as the Jewish Jubilees (2nd century BCE) and the Life of Adam and Eve (4th century CE).