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Ascension of Moses
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Other than a few quotations from the church fathers (e.g. Or. Princ. III 2.1), the only known version of the “Ascension of Mose” (As.Mos. or T.Mos.) is an incomplete Latin manuscript from the 6th century (palimpsest; 1st ed. 1861 by Ceriani). This Latin translation (5th cent.) of a Greek translation probably goes back to a Hebrew or Aramaic original (Tromp favors a Greek original) written in Judea before the destruction of the temple (original version probably 2nd–1st cent. bce; final version early 1st cent. ce, because Herod the Great is identifiable; ch. 6). Co…

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Wandrey, Irina, “Ascension of Moses”, 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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