Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Biblical Heroes

November 28, 2020
Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Biblical Heroes

Explore richly embellished Armenian tales of biblical heroesThis fifth book of Michael E. Stone’s English translations ofstories from medieval Armenian manuscripts illustrates how authorstransmitted and transformed accounts of biblical heroes. Textsfocus on important figures such as Adam, Noah, Abraham, Solomon,Daniel and Susanna, and more. This collection reflects not only therichness of Armenian creativity stimulated by piety and learningbut also Michael E. Stone’s career-long search for reworkings ofbiblical traditions, stories, and persons in the Armeniantradition.Features:A rich tradition of biblical exegesis and commentary, much of itin genres of the older apocryphal and pseudepigraphicalliteratureReflections on the roots of Armenian texts in ancient Judaismand earliest ChristianityTexts, translations, and a critical apparatusMichael E. Stone (Ph.D., Harvard) taught at the HebrewUniversity of Jerusalem from 1966 to 2007, where he was Gail Levinde Nur Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of ArmenianStudies. He was awarded the earned, senior doctoral degree,D.Litt., by the University of Melbourne and holds honorarydoctorates from Hebrew Union College and the National Academy ofSciences of Armenia. He has been awarded the major Israeli NationalPrize, the Landau Prize for Contribution to the Humanities. Nowretired, he continues an intensive program of research.