Ascension of Isaiah
- An apocryphal work extant only in Ethiopic, probably Jewish in origin but containing extensive Christian additions. It describes the prophet's martyrdom and his subsequent elevation to heaven, and is useful for the information it gives on eschatological [[➝ eschatology]] beliefs about antichrist held in some Christian circles in the 2nd cent. CE.
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Ascension of Isaiah — The book Ascension of Isaiah is one of the Pseudepigrapha. Theories as to the date of its composition place it in a range from the late 1st century AD to the second half of the 2nd century AD. As for its authorship, it is believed almost… … Wikipedia
ISAIAH, MARTYRDOM OF — ISAIAH, MARTYRDOM OF, one of the source documents discerned by scholars in the Ascension of Isaiah (see ), relating Isaiah s persecution and eventual martyr s death at the hands of manasseh , king of Judah. From the first publication in 1819 of… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
ISAIAH, ASCENSION OF — ISAIAH, ASCENSION OF, early Christian apocalypse, containing the Jewish apocryphon the martyrdom of isaiah . The aggadah about Isaiah s violent death was already known at the beginnings of Christianity (see Acts 8: 34). Thus the Jewish apocryphon … Encyclopedia of Judaism
ISAIAH — (Heb. יְשַׁעְיָה ,יְשַׁעְיָהוּ Salvation of YHWH ), one of the eight books (as the Rabbis and the Masorah count them) of the Nevi im, or Prophets, the second division of the Hebrew canon (see bible , Canon). INTRODUCTION Outside the Book of… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Isaiah, Ascension of — ▪ pseudepigraphal work pseudepigraphal work surviving intact only in a 5th–7th century AD Ethiopic edition. Fragments exist in Greek, Coptic, Latin, and Old Slavonic. Three separate works comprise the total book, the final version by a… … Universalium
ISAIAH, THE ASCENSION OF — an apocryphal book giving an incoherent account of the martyrdom of Isaiah, and a vision he had under the reign of Hezekiah, apparently the origin of the tradition in Heb. xi. 37, about the prophet having been sawn asunder … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
biblical literature — Introduction four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha. The Old… … Universalium
Apocalyptic literature — This entry only concerns the historical genre of apocalyptic literature. Justifications and interpretations within theological contexts are abundantly available at entries for individual books. For other uses, see Apocalypse (disambiguation) for… … Wikipedia
Belial — A woodcarving of Belial and some of his followers from Jacobus de Teramo s book Buche Belial (1473). Belial (also Be lial, Belhor, Baalial, Beliar, Belias , Beliall, Beliel, Bilael, Belu; from Hebrew בְּלִיַּ֫עַל Bəliyyáʻal; also named… … Wikipedia
ESCHATOLOGY — In general, the term eschatology designates the doctrine concerning the last things. The word last can be understood either absolutely as referring to the ultimate destiny of mankind in general or of each individual man, or relatively as… … Encyclopedia of Judaism