Cover image for Life of Adam and Eve: Using Jewish Traditions and Confronting Gnostic Reversed Exegesis Edited by Antti Laato and Lotta Valve

Life of Adam and Eve

Using Jewish Traditions and Confronting Gnostic Reversed Exegesis

Edited by Antti Laato, and Lotta Valve

BUY

$49.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-952-12-3708-9

196 pages
5.83"" × 8.27""
2019
Distributed by Penn State University Press for Åbo Akademi University

Life of Adam and Eve

Using Jewish Traditions and Confronting Gnostic Reversed Exegesis

Edited by Antti Laato, and Lotta Valve

The present book is the 9th volume of the multidisciplinary series Studies in the Reception History of the Bible. Simultaneously, SRB 9 is the third contribution to the project “Where are you, Adam? A New Understanding of Adam in Jewish-Christian-Muslim Context” funded by the Academy of Finland. In this volume contributors discuss exegetical and folkloristic motifs in the pseudepigraph Life of Adam and Eve, which has been preserved in different languages and cultural milieus.

 

  • Description
  • Table of Contents
The present book is the 9th volume of the multidisciplinary series Studies in the Reception History of the Bible. Simultaneously, SRB 9 is the third contribution to the project “Where are you, Adam? A New Understanding of Adam in Jewish-Christian-Muslim Context” funded by the Academy of Finland. In this volume contributors discuss exegetical and folkloristic motifs in the pseudepigraph Life of Adam and Eve, which has been preserved in different languages and cultural milieus.

The international Network for the Study of the Reception History of the Bible was established in 2006. Its aim is to promote research in the reception history of the Bible in various disciplines including Biblical and Judaic studies, Patristic, and Medieval studies.

Part I: Confronting Gnostic Metanarrative in GLAE

Prolegomena: GLAE and Gnostic Reversed Exegesis of Genesis 1–5 (Antti Laato)

The Birth Story of Cain and Abel and Their Mysterious Names in GLAE (Antti Laato)

Enmity Planted in Eve and War Put into Adam (Antti Laato)

Funeral Ritual of Adam and Abel in GLAE – Confronting Gnostic Theology (Antti Laato)

God’s Presence and Theophany in the Life of Adam and Eve (Lotta Valve)

Part II: Tradition Historical Background of LAE

When Sin Is Gone: Longevity of Human Beings in Early Judaism (Erkki Koskenniemi)

Water in the Life of Adam and Eve (Lotta Valve)

Angels in the Life of Adam and Eve and the Syriac Testament of Adam (Serafim Seppälä)

Index of References