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Gnostic Elements in the ‘Ascension of Isaiah’

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 February 2009

Andrew K. Helmbold
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(Portsmouth, Va., U.S.A.)

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page 222 note 2 Cf. Schmidt, C. and Polotsky, H. J., ‘Ein Mani-Fund in Aegypten’, Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Phil.-Hist. Klasse (1933), pp. 485.Google Scholar

page 222 note 3 Their relationship to the Ascension has been discussed by Flusser, D., ‘The Apocryphal Book of Ascensio Isaiae and the Dead Sea Sect,’ I.E.J. III (1953), 3047Google Scholar, and will not be discussed here.

page 222 note 4 For the most recent survey cf. Robinson, James M., ‘The Coptic Gnostic Library Today,’ N.T.S. XIV (1968), 365401.Google Scholar

page 223 note 1 Cf. the list given by Vielhauer, Paul, ‘Apocalypses and Related Subjects: Introduction’, in Hennecke-Schneemelcher, New Testament Apocrypha, II, 583 ff.Google Scholar, that of Robinson, H. Wheeler in Manson's Companion to the Bible (1939), pp. 307 fGoogle Scholar. and that of Lindblom, Johannes, ‘Die Jesaja-Apocalypse’, Lunds Universitets Arsskrift (1938)Google Scholar. The last two are conveniently summarized in Rowley, H. H., The Relevance of Apocalyptic (1964), p. 25n.Google Scholar

page 223 note 2 Cf. Puech, Henri-Charles and Quispel, Gilles, ‘Les ecrits gnostiques,’ V.C. VIII (1954), 21.Google Scholar

page 223 note 3 Doresse, Jean, The Secret Books of the Egyptian Gnostics (1960), p. 40.Google Scholar

page 224 note 1 The text is found in Hennecke-Schneemelcher, New Testament Apocrypha, II, 763.

page 224 note 2 Jonas, Hans, The Gnostic Religion (1963), p. 166.Google Scholar

page 225 note 1 Widengren, Georg, Mesopotamian Elements in Manichaeism; Studies in Manichaean, Mandaean, and Syrian-Gnostic Religion, Uppsala-Leipzig (1946), pp. 93 f.Google Scholar

page 225 note 2 Säve-Söderbergh, Torgny, Studies in the Coptic-Manichaean Psalm-book, Prosody and Mandaean Parallels (1949), pp. 101, 103–4Google Scholar, conveniently gathers together the citations from Johannesbuch, 59 f., Left Ginza, 99; Right Ginza, 63; Mand. Liturgien (L.G.), 63; and Left Ginza, 56: 22–4.

page 226 note 1 Gnostic Religion, p. 168.

page 226 note 2 Ibid. p. 169.

page 226 note 3 Helmbold, Andrew K., ‘The Apocryphon of John,’ J.N.E.S. XXV (1966), 265.Google Scholar

page 227 note 1 New Testament Apocrypha, II, 643.

page 227 note 2 Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, II, 745.

page 227 note 3 So Dillmann, A., Charles, R. H., Robinson, J. A. (H.B.D. II, 500)Google Scholar, Flemming, and Duensing, (N.T.A. II, 642 f.Google Scholar), contra Burkitt, F. C., Jewish and Christian Apocalypses (1914), pp. 45 ff.Google Scholar, and Vacher, Burch, ‘The Literary Unity of the Ascensio Isaiae,’ J.T.S. xx (1919), 1723Google Scholar, and ‘Materials for the Interpretation of the Ascensio Isaiae’, J.T.S. XXI (1920), 249–65.Google Scholar

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