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Isaiah, Ascension of

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  • ISAIAH, ASCENSION OF — ISAIAH, ASCENSION OF, early Christian apocalypse, containing the Jewish apocryphon the martyrdom of isaiah . The aggadah about Isaiah s violent death was already known at the beginnings of Christianity (see Acts 8: 34). Thus the Jewish apocryphon …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Isaiah, Ascension of — ▪ pseudepigraphal work       pseudepigraphal work surviving intact only in a 5th–7th century AD Ethiopic edition. Fragments exist in Greek, Coptic, Latin, and Old Slavonic. Three separate works comprise the total book, the final version by a… …   Universalium

  • ISAIAH, MARTYRDOM OF — ISAIAH, MARTYRDOM OF, one of the source documents discerned by scholars in the Ascension of Isaiah (see ), relating Isaiah s persecution and eventual martyr s death at the hands of manasseh , king of Judah. From the first publication in 1819 of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ISAIAH — (Heb. יְשַׁעְיָה ,יְשַׁעְיָהוּ Salvation of YHWH ), one of the eight books (as the Rabbis and the Masorah count them) of the Nevi im, or Prophets, the second division of the Hebrew canon (see bible , Canon). INTRODUCTION Outside the Book of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ascension of Isaiah — The book Ascension of Isaiah is one of the Pseudepigrapha.[1] Theories as to the date of its composition place it in a range from the late 1st century AD to the second half of the 2nd century AD. As for its authorship, it is believed almost… …   Wikipedia

  • ISAIAH, THE ASCENSION OF —    an apocryphal book giving an incoherent account of the martyrdom of Isaiah, and a vision he had under the reign of Hezekiah, apparently the origin of the tradition in Heb. xi. 37, about the prophet having been sawn asunder …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Ascension of Isaiah — An apocryphal work extant only in Ethiopic, probably Jewish in origin but containing extensive Christian additions. It describes the prophet s martyrdom and his subsequent elevation to heaven, and is useful for the information it gives on… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium

  • Judaism — /jooh dee iz euhm, day , deuh /, n. 1. the monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its ethical, ceremonial, and legal foundation in the precepts of the Old Testament and in the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis as found chiefly in the… …   Universalium

  • apocalyptic literature — ▪ literary genre       literary genre that foretells supernaturally inspired cataclysmic events that will transpire at the end of the world. A product of the Judeo Christian tradition, apocalyptic literature is characteristically pseudonymous; it …   Universalium

  • Messiah Part II — The last page of the Hallelujah chorus, ending Part II, in Handel s manuscript Messiah (HWV 56), the English language oratorio composed by George Frideric Handel in 1741, is structured in three parts. This listing covers Part II in a table and… …   Wikipedia


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