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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.




W. MEYER, Vita Adae et Evae (= Abhandlungen der philosopisch-philologischen Classe der königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, xiv. 3 (Munich, 1878), pp. 185–250).

J. H. MOZLEY, ‘The “Vita Adae”’ in JTS xxx (1929), pp. 121–149.



C. Tischendorf, Apocalypses apocryphae (Leipzig, 1866), pp. 1–23.

A. M. CERIANI, Monumenta sacra et profana, V. i (Milan, 1868), pp. 19–24.


M. R. JAMES, ‘A Fragment of the Apocalypse of Adam in Greek’ in Apocrypha Anecdota: A Collection of Thirteen Apocryphal Books and Fragments (= TS ii. 3; Cambridge, 1893), pp. 138–145.


M. KMOSKO, Testamentum patris nostri Adam (= Patrologia Syriaca, I. ii (Paris, 1907), pp. 1306–1360). [Together with a Latin translation.]

E. RENAN, ‘Fragments du livre gnostique inutilé, Apocalypse d'Adam, ou Pénitance d'Adam, ou Testament d'Adam, publiés d'après deux versions syriaques’ in Journal asiatique, v. 2 (Paris, 1853), pp. 427–471. [Together with a French translation.]


C. BEZOLD, Die Schatzhöhle, syrisch und deutsch herausgegeben, II. Texte (Leipzig, 1888).


S. HOVSEPHEANTZ, A Treasury of Old and New Primitive Writers. Vol. I (Uncanonical Books of the Old Testament; Venice, 1896), pp. 1–26 and 307–332.


A. BöHLIG and P. LABIB, Koptisch-gnostische Apokalypsen aus Codex Vvon Nag Hammadi (Halle-Wittenberg, 1963), pp. 86–117.


E. TRUMPP, Der Kampf Adams: Aethiopischer Text, verglichen mit dem arabischen Originaltext (= Abhandlungen der philosophisch-philologischen Classe der königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, xv. 3 (Munich, 1881), pp. 1–172.)


C. KURCIK'IDZE in P'ilologiuri dziebani, i (Tiflis, 1964), pp. 97–136.


V. JAGIć, Slavische Beiträge zu den biblischen Apocryphen, I. Die altkirchen-slavischen Texte des Adambuches (= Denkschriften der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philos.-hist. Classe, xlii (Vienna, 1893), pp. 1–104.)

I. IVANOV, Bogomilski knigi i legendi (Sofia, 1925), pp. 207–227.



L. S. A. WELLS in R. H. CHARLES, APOT ii, pp. 123–154. [Of the Latin.]

A. WALKER, Apocryphal Gospels, Acts, and Revelations (= Ante-Nicene Christian Library, vol. xvi; Edinburgh, 1870), pp. 454–467. [Of the Greek Apocalypse of Moses.]

E. A. WALLIS BUDGE, The Book of the Cave of TreasuresTranslated from the Syriac text of the British Museum MS. Add. 25875 (London, 1927), pp. 51–74.

F. C. CONYBEARE, ‘On the Apocalypse of Moses’ in JQR vii (London, 1895), pp. 216–235. [Of the Armenian.]

J. ISSAVERDENS, UWOT,2 pp. 31–78. [Of the Armenian.]

S. C. MALAN, The Book of Adam and Eve, also called The Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan (London, 1882). [Of the Ethiopic.]


E. RENAN, ‘Fragments du livre gnostique …’. [as above: of the Syriac.]

J.-P. MAHé in Studies in Gnosticism and Hellenistic Religions (ed. R. VAN DEN BROEK and M. J. VERMASEREN; Leiden, 1981), pp. 227–260. [Of the Georgian.]


C. FUCHS in E. KAUTZSCH, APAT ii, pp. 506–528.

P. RIESSLER, AjSaB,2 pp. 668–681 [of the Latin]; pp. 138–155 [of the Greek Apocalypse of Moses]; pp. 1084–1090 [of the Syriac Testament of Adam]; pp. 944–951 [of the Syriac Cave of Treasures].

C. BEZOLD, Die Schatzhöhle, syrisch und deutsch herausgegeben, I. Übersetzung (Leipzig, 1883).

E. PREUSCHEN, ‘Die apokryphen gnostischen Adamschriften aus dem armenischen übersetzt und untersucht’ in Festgruss für Bernhard Stade (Giessen, 1900), pp. 163–252.

C. F. A. DILLMANN, Das christliche Adambuch des Morgenlandes aus dem Äthiopischen mit Bemerkungen übersetzt (Göttingen, 1853).


Bibliography references:

A.-M. DENIS, IPGAT, pp. 3–14.

O. EISSFELDT, OTI, pp. 636–637.

L. GINZBERG, art. ‘Adam, Book of’ in JE i (New York, 1901), pp. 179–180.

———, The Legends of the Jews, i (Philadelphia, 1909), pp. 86–102 and v (Philadelphia, 1925), pp. 114–131.

F. J. A. HORT, art. ‘Adam, Books of’ in W. SMITH and H. WACE, A Dictionary of Christian Biography, i (London, 1877), pp. 34–39

M. R. JAMES, LAOT, pp. 1–8.

P. RIESSLER, AjSaB,2 pp. 1273–1274, 1311–1312, 1325–1326, 1332.

L. ROST, EATAP, pp. 114–116.

E. SCHüRER, HJPTJC II. iii, pp. 147–148.

———, GjVZJC 4 iii, pp. 396–399.

J. L. SHARPE, ‘The Second Adam in the Apocalypse of Moses’ in CBQ xxxv (1973), pp. 35–46.

C. C. TORREY, AL, pp. 131–133.

É. TURDEANU, ‘Apocryphes bogomiles et apocryphes pseudobogomiles’ in Revue de l'histoire des religions, cxxxviii (1950), pp. 187–194.

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