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Ascension and Martyrdom of Isaiah
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The apocryphal apocalypse “Ascension of Isaiah” consists of two distinct parts: the “Martyrdom of Isaiah” (1–5) and the “Vision of Isaiah” (6–11). The Martyrdom of Isaiah was very likely written in Hebrew in Palestine. The original language of the Vision of Isaiah is Greek; however, where it first originated and the location of the final editing process (3rd–4th cent. ce) are unknown. A complete version of the Vision of Isaiah is only available in an Egyptian translation (4th–6th cent. ce); additionally, some Greek and Latin fragments exist, and the Vision a…

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Wandrey, Irina, “Ascension and Martyrdom of Isaiah”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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