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Testament of Abraham

Edited by Lawrence M. Wills

in Ancient Jewish Novels

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151428
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199870516 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195151429.003.0013
 Testament of Abraham

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An introduction and translation of Testament of Abraham. Unlike the other Jewish texts, this one appears to be a full‐blown satire of the pious Abraham. Although he does not want to die, he is finally tricked by the archangel Michael and Death himself into allowing his soul to pass.

Keywords: angels; Isaac; Sarah; satire; Testament of Abraham

Chapter.  8723 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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