Literature on Adam and Eve

Collected Essays


For many centuries, the acts and destinies of the first-created human beings, Adam and Eve, have intrigued artists, story-tellers and theologians alike. This volume is a collection of articles on these traditions, written by some of the foremost scholars in the field.
The volume consists of two parts. In the first part G.A. Anderson and M.E. Stone, close collaborators for years, have combined a number of studies on the rich variety of Adam and Eve-traditions, from the Life of Adam and Eve onwards to late medieval writings in Armenian. The second part, edited by Joh. Tromp, consists of papers read at the 1998 Leiden symposium, and deals more specifically with the Life of Adam and Eve.

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Gary A. Anderson is Professor of Hebrew/Old Testament at Harvard Divinity School. Michael E. Stone is Gail Levin de Nur Professor of Religion and Professor of Armenian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Johannes Tromp is Lecturer of Ancient Israelite Religion and Greco-Roman Judaism at Leiden University.
All those interested in the history of Jewish and Christian legend, both in the imperial Roman period and the European and Armenian Middle Ages.