3 edition of Greek versions of the Testaments of the twelve patriarchs found in the catalog.
Reprint of Oxford ed 1908.
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He holds that the New Testament was always hidden in the old covenant, and existed in germ in the patriarchal dispensation, so that Christianity is merely a continuation and development of the more ancient religion. 17-23Levi's act of vengeance upon Shechem fitted him for the priesthood ch. To Grabe, Schnapp and Conybeare belongs the credit of showing that the Christian elements were interpolations - to Conybeare especially of the three, since, whereas the two others showed the high probability of their contention on internal evidence, Conybeare proved by means of the Armenian Version that when it was made many of the interpolations had not yet found their way into the text.
For several centuries it was wholly lost sight of, and it was not till the 13th century that it was rediscovered through the agency of Robert Grosseteste, bishop of Lincoln, who translated it into Latin, under the misconception that it was a genuine work of the twelve sons of Jacob, and that the Christian interpolations were a genuine product of Jewish prophecy.
the marriages and deaths of the patriarchs. And in the first jubilee, the first who is anointed to the priesthood shall be great, and shall speak to God as to a father. And wheresoever the Most High dwelleth, even though envy, or slavery, or slander befalleth a manthe Lord who dwelleth in him, for the sake of his chastity not only delivereth Greek versions of the Testaments of the twelve patriarchs from evil, but also exalteth him even as me.
The passages which bear on the latter assumption are only three in number, and are these: in the Testament of Levi chap. At the same time, the Jewish priesthood is spoken of as if still existing, which could not have been the case after Hadrian's demolition of Jerusalem in punishment of the revolt of Bar-Cocheba, A.
And when I heard her groanings I held my peace. 12 And from the Lord's portion shall be thy life, And He shall be thy field and vineyard, And fruits, gold, and silver. A collation of a twelfth-century manuscript in the Vatican No. 8 1, 2 And there again I saw a vision as the former, after we had spent there seventy days.
But ye shall not be so, my children, recognizing in the firmament, in the earth, and in the sea, and in all created things, the Lord who made all things, that ye become not as Sodom, which 5 changed the order of nature. To the above we have a good parallel in the Book of Daniel; for the variations of its two chief Greek Versions - that of the Septuagint and of Theodotion - go back to variations in the Semitic.
" The same corruption invaded both Hebrew recensions in T.
100-101 Leonhard Rost writes: "The date and milieu proper to the Testaments has been a matter of debate ever since the manuscripts were discovered.
50; for it is twice quoted by St Paul.
Further evidence for this view is provided by the Aramaic fragments of the Testament of Levi from Caves 1 and 4 at Qumran and the Hebrew fragment of the Testament of Naphtali likewise found at Qumran.