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Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:41 pm
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The Life of Adam and Eve is a Jewish pseudepigraphical writing, the original of which was perhaps written around 70 BCE.

The texts that have survived are later variants written in Greek, Latin, Slavonic, Armenian, Georgian and Coptic (fragments only). These obviously go back for the most part to a single source and contain (except for obvious inserts in individual texts) no undeniable Christian teaching. Each language version contains material unique to itself as well as variations in the texts found in that language in what appears and doesn't appear. The Greek variant was confusingly and incorrectly called Apocalypsis Mosis 'Apocalypse of Moses' by Tischendorf, its first editor, and the name has stuck.

What appear to be extracts are also found in other later texts such as the Cave of Treasures.

The story begins immediately after Adam and Eve's exile from the Garden of Eden and continues to the death of Adam and then the death of Eve. There is no trace of the common story found elsewhere that Cain and Abel had twin sisters and Cain's killing of Abel is passed over quickly. We are told however that Adam and Eve had thirty sons and thirty daughters.

For other pseudepigraphical works about Adam and Eve see Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan, Apocalypse of Adam and Testament of Adam.

info above taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_of_Adam_and_Eve

To read one version of this story, go here - http://www.ccel.org/c/charles/otpseudepig/apcmose.htm

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