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



Bibliography references:

A. M. CERIANI, Monumenta sacra et profana, I. i (Milan, 1861), pp. 55–64. [Ceriani's text is reproduced, not only by Charles, but also by Volkmar and by Laperrousaz – see below.]

A. HILGENFELD, Novum Testamentum extra canonem receptum, fasc. i (Leipzig, 1866), pp. 93–116.

R. H. CHARLES, The Assumption of Moses, translated from the Latin sixth-century MS, the unemended Text of which is published herewith, together with the Text in its restored and critically emended form, edited with Introduction, Notes, and Indices (London, 1897).

C. CLEMEN, Die Himmelfahrt des Mose (= Kleine Texte für theologische Vorlesungen und Übingen, 10; Bonn, 1904–2nd edit. 1924).



R. H. CHARLES, The Assumption of Moses, translated… [as above] (London, 1897).

———, in APOT ii, pp. 407–424.

W. J. FERRAR, The Assumption of Moses, translated with Introduction and Notes (= S.P.C.K., Translations of Early Documents; London, 1917).


E.-M. LAPERROUSAZ, Le Testament de Moïse (généralement appelé ‘Assomption de Moïse’): Traduction avec introduction et notes (= Semitica, xix; Paris, 1970).


G. VOLKMAR, Mose Prophetie und Himmelfahrt: Eine Quelle für das Neue Testament zum ersten Male deutsch herausgegeben (Leipzig, 1867).

C. CLEMEN in E. KAUTZSCH, APAT ii., pp. 311–331.

P. RIESSLER, AjSaB 2, pp. 485–495.

E. BRANDENBURGER in JSh-rZ V. 2 (1976), pp. 57–84.


Bibliography references:

F. C. BURKITT, Jewish and Christian Apocalypses (London, 1914), pp. 19 and 37–40.

A.-M. DENIS, IPGAT, pp. 128–141.

O. EISSFELDT, OTI, pp. 623–624.

J.-B. FREY, art. ‘Apocryphes de l’Ancien Testament’ in DB Sup i, cols. 403–409.

K. HAACKER, ‘Assumptio Mosis – eine samaritanische Schrift?’ in TZ xxv (1969), pp. 385–405.

G. HöLSCHER, ‘Über die Entstehungszeit der “Himmelfahrt Moses” in ZNW xvii (1916), pp. 108–127 and 149–158.

M. R. JAMES, LAOT, pp. 42–51.

J. LICHT, ‘Taxo, or the Apocalyptic Doctrine of Vengeance’ in JJS xii (1961), pp. 95–103.

G. W. E. NICKELSBURG, JR. (ed.), Studies on the Testament of Moses (= SBL Septuagint and Cognate Studies, 4; Cambridge Mass., 1973).

P. RIESSLER, AjSaB 2, pp. 1301–1303.

F. ROSENTHAL, Vier apokryphische Bücher aus der Zeit und Schule R. Akiba's (Leipzig, 1885), pp. 1–38.

L. ROST, EATAP, pp. 110–112.

E. SCHüRER, HJPTJC II. iii, pp. 73–83.

———, GjVZJC 4 iii, pp. 294–305.

C. C. TORREY, AL, pp. 114–116.

S. ZEITLIN, ‘The Assumption of Moses and the Revolt of Bar Kokba’ in JQR N.S. xxxviii (July, 1947), pp. 1–45.

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