Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Angels and Biblical Heroes by Michael E. Stone

By Michael E. Stone

Explore how the vibrant and artistic Armenian religious culture formed biblical tales to serve new needs

Michael E. Stone’s newest publication contains texts from Armenian manuscripts which are appropriate to the improvement and development of biblical subject matters and matters. almost all these texts haven't been released formerly. Stone has amassed a desirable corpus of texts approximately biblical heroes, akin to Joseph and Jonah, Nathan the Prophet, and Asaph the Psalmist. furthermore, he has incorporated files illustrating specific issues of the biblical tale. This paintings displays not only on how the Bible was once interpreted in medieval occasions, but additionally how its tales and information have been formed by way of and served the wishes of the brilliant and inventive Armenian religious culture.


  • Expanded tales from Exodus
  • Introductions,translations, and notes
  • Insights into the Armenian "Embroidered Bible," during which many biblical incidents have been identified to Armenian literature, artwork, and thought

Michael E. Stone (Ph.D., Harvard) taught on the Hebrew collage of Jerusalem from 1966-2007, the place he used to be Gail Levin de Nur Professor of non secular reviews and Professor of Armenian reports. He used to be provided the earned, senior doctoral measure, D.Litt., through the college of Melbourne and holds honorary doctorates from Hebrew Union collage and the nationwide Academy of Sciences of Armenia. He has been offered the foremost Israeli nationwide Prize, the Landau Prize for Contribution to the arts. Now retired, he maintains a radical software of research.

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