1560 1ed Abdias of Babylon Apocryphal BIBLE New Testament Apostles Legends RARE

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Abdias of Babylon is the name given to the legend of an unknown disciple often thought to be one of the unnamed Biblical disciples in the Gospel of Luke. The apocryphal work ‘Historia Certaminis Apostolici’ is attributed to Abdias, the presumed bishop of Babylon. This work, according to sources, is a collection of apocryphal scriptures from the New Testament telling of the lives, deaths, miracles, and struggles of the apostles found in the New Testament.

 

This 1560 first edition used the Latin text of Sextus Julius Africanus, which, curiously makes mention of St Jerome’s Vulgate Bible. Which, if it is part of the original text, could not have been written by a 1st-3rd century writer. Even though, the curiosities abound with this work, it is no less valuable or desirable – a work that has, for centuries, provided contentment for readers seeking more of the New Testament apostles whether it is true or fantasized.

 

According to the Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible,

“This collection [of legends of the Apostles], assembled perhaps in France, not earlier than the 6th or 7th century, became associated (with no historical warrant at all) with the name Abdias.”

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1560 1ed Abdias of Babylon Apocryphal BIBLE New Testament Apostles Legends RARE

 

Abdias of Babylon is the name given to the legend of an unknown disciple often thought to be one of the unnamed Biblical disciples in the Gospel of Luke. The apocryphal work ‘Historia Certaminis Apostolici’ is attributed to Abdias, the presumed bishop of Babylon. This work, according to sources, is a collection of apocryphal scriptures from the New Testament telling of the lives, deaths, miracles, and struggles of the apostles found in the New Testament.

 

This 1560 first edition used the Latin text of Sextus Julius Africanus, which, curiously makes mention of St Jerome’s Vulgate Bible. Which, if it is part of the original text, could not have been written by a 1st-3rd century writer. Even though, the curiosities abound with this work, it is no less valuable or desirable – a work that has, for centuries, provided contentment for readers seeking more of the New Testament apostles whether it is true or fantasized.

 

According to the Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible,

“This collection [of legends of the Apostles], assembled perhaps in France, not earlier than the 6th or 7th century, became associated (with no historical warrant at all) with the name Abdias.”

 

Item number: #16449

Price: $950

 

ABDIAS, of Babylon

 

Abdiae Babyloniae primi episcopi ab apostolis constituti, De historia certaminis apostolici, libri decem

 

Parisiis : Apud Gulielmum Guillard & Almaricum Warancore …, 1560. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [48], 220 folios
  • References: Riddle, Apocrypha of the New Testament; Adams A 14; USTC 152841; IDB I, p.4
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~6.25in X 4.5in (16cm x 11.5cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

 

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16449

Category

Religion

Authors

ABDIAS, of Babylon

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete