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Adam and Eve, Life of

Life of Adam and Eve, early Jewish work included in the collection known as the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. It was probably written in Hebrew between 100 BC and AD 100. Based on the Old Testament story, it supplements the original. It has been interpreted to teach that Eve was the source of Adam's sin and that she was responsible for the Fall.

See J. H. Charlesworth, The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (Vol. II, 1985); E. Pagels, Adam, Eve, and the Serpent (1988).

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Adam, Books of

Adam, Books of. Apocryphal books. They include the Book of the Life of Adam and Eve (probably composed in Palestine between 100 BCE and 200 CE), the Cave of Treasures (a Syriac work), the Ethiopic Book of Adam and Eve, and various Armenian compositions dealing with the Adam and Eve legend.

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Life of Adam and Eve

Life of Adam and Eve: see Adam and Eve, Life of.

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