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Sedrach, Apocalypse of
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(Apoc. Sedr.), apocalyptically conventionalized didactic text, mostly on anthropological themes, named after the biblical Sedrach/Shadrach (LXX and Θ Dan 1:7; 3:12 – corruption of Esdras [Ezra]?). It records Sedrach’s rapture to the third heaven, where he argues with God about the causes of human suffering, the power of the devil, Adam’s sin, the frailness of the body, and the length of sinners’ penance. The date, source, and even the exact compass of the apocalypse are unclear. The text survives fragmen…

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Schaller, Berndt, “Sedrach, Apocalypse of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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