Adam and Eve in the Armenian Traditions, Fifth Through by Michael E. Stone

By Michael E. Stone

The Adam and Eve tales are a foundational fantasy within the Jewish and Christian worlds, and how they have been mentioned unearths greatly approximately these doing the retelling. How did the Armenians retell those tales? What values do those retellings exhibit approximately women and men, their lifestyles on the earth, sin and redemption? awarded listed here are twelve hundred years of Armenian telling of the Genesis 1 three tales in an unprecedented choice of all major narratives of Adam and Eve in Armenian literature prose and poetry, homilies and commentaries, calendary and mathematical texts from its inception within the 5th century to the 17th century. This seminal source contributes to the vigorous present dialogue of the way biblical and apocryphal traditions have been retold, embroidered, and reworked into the lenses wherein the Bible itself used to be learn.

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See Agat‘angełos 19. 6. See also Stone 2007. 24 ADAM AND EVE IN THE ARMENIAN TRADITION mention of the fig leaves (Gen 3:7). 90 A different view is found in Ełišē, Commentary on Genesis, excerpt 12. There he says that Scripture is silent about the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. This seems to contradict Ełišē’s own statement in the War cited immediately above. However, here Ełišē’s point is that Scripture does not explicitly describe the fruit, only the tree, and he is not concerned with identifying this fruit.

VanderKam 1984 analyzes the ancient sources relating to Enoch, and Stone 2010, 517–30 presents Armenian sources on Enoch. In any case, the view Agat‘angełos expresses here implies familiarity with apocryphal traditions about Enoch. 20. Agat‘angełos 6, 25, and elsewhere. 21. Yačaxapatum Čaṙk‘ 3.  This is already to be found in Clement of Alexandria; see Alexandre 1988, 184–85. 23.  That wisdom is related to the image or spirit of God with which Genesis 1–2 says that God endowed Adam. 1. 25 For the sake of his beneficent activity, Agat‘angełos adds, God took human form in the incarnation of Christ.

Agat‘angełos 41 and 42. Compare in general terms Exod 6:3 on God’s name. 67. Eznik 35. 68. Yačaxapatum Čaṙk‘ 3. 1. 3 below). 0 The Garden of Eden The early Armenian texts do not put great stress on the the details of the Garden of Eden. 73 Yačaxapatum Čaṙk‘ reflects discussion about the nature of paradise. 74 The theological or intellectual context of this assertion is not clear from the other fifth-century Armenian texts I have examined, but we may infer from the formulation in Yačaxapatum Čaṙk‘ that such a context did exist.

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