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Old Testament Legends
From a Greek Poem on Genesis and Exodus by Georgios Chumnos

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  • Date Published: February 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316509630

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  • First published in 1925, this book provides a selection from a previously unpublished work on Genesis and Exodus by the Medieval Greek poet Georgios Chumnos. The selection was taken from a British Museum manuscript, and illustrations from this manuscript are included. The text is presented in the original Greek, alongside a facing-page English metrical translation. A detailed editorial introduction, notes and a glossary are also provided. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Medieval Greek poetry and European literature.

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    • Date Published: February 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316509630
    • length: 204 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 128 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.25kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Adam and Eve expelled from paradise. They sign a bond for the devil and take refuge in the cave of Nevron
    2. Cain's act of murder detected. The curse laid upon him. The burial of Abel
    3. Cain shot by the blind Lamech
    4. Promise of the oil of mercy. Seth's journey to paradise in quest thereof. Death of Adam
    5. Enoch inscribes the story of the creation on marble tablets
    6. The conversion of Abram
    7. Abraham, Sarah and the king of Canaan
    8. How Abraham was sent to Melchisedek
    9. Abraham entertains the three young travellers. Miracle of the calf
    10. The assault upon Lot's house. The miracle of the flame. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
    11. The purification of Lot
    12. Joseph sold to the Ishmaelites. He throws himself on his mother Rachel's tomb
    13. Birth of Moses. His ordeal before Pharaoh
    14. Death of Moses and his burial on Sinai
    Notes on the Greek text
    Glossary.

  • Editor

    F. H. Marshall

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