ASCENSION of ISAIAH

ASCENSION of ISAIAH apocryphal. The Ascension of Isaiah is a Jewish Christian text probably not Jewish, influenced by apocalyptic; the existence of a Jewish legend is supposed, perhaps linked to Qumran, and cited by Heb 11:37. The text was written in the late 1st and early 2nd c., probably in Palestine Judea or at Antioch. The original text was in Greek, but only fragments of it remain; the entire work exists in an Ethiopian version and Coptic versions, and fragmentarily in Latin; the text was used by the Cathars. Alongside the Ascension of Isaiah there is a Greek legend that derives from a different version. The apocrypha is divided into two parts: the first chs. 1-5, a hagiographical midrash perhaps an elaboration of a Jewish legend, speaks of the death of the prophet Isaiah, cut in two by a wooden ax at the order of the wicked King Manasseh, incited by the prophet Bekira. The second part chs. 6-11, Isaiah’s vision, recounts his ascension to the seventh heaven, where he participates in the divine liturgy and accompanies Christ the Beloved in his descent unrecognized by the spheres to sheol; this fragment recounts the earthly life of Jesus 11,2-22. Docetist tendencies are evident in the text. Jesus then ascends to heaven in full glory. The text has some gnostic elements; the Son and the Spirit are subordinated to the Father. The text was known and used by the fathers of the church. CANT 315-316; BHG 957-958, see 958bff.; B. Bettiolo – A.G. Kossova – C. Leonardi – L. Perrone, CCAp 7-8, 1995: edition of all the texts and commentaries It. tr.; E. Norelli, Turnhout 1993, Apocryphes 2 Fr. tr.; M.A. Knibb, in Charlesworth 2, 143-146 Eng. tr.; Erbetta 3, 175-208 It. tr.; C.D.G. M¼ller, in Schneemelcher 2, 547-562 Ger. tr.; S. Kur, in Starowieyski 3, 134-168; A.M. Denis, Introduction   la littrature religieuse judo-hellnistique, 1-2, Turnhout 2000, I, 633-657; M. Pesce, Isaia, il Diletto e la Chiesa, Brescia 1983 acts of the congress; A. Acerbi, Serra Lignea, Rome 1984; Id., L’Ascensione di Isaia, Milan 1989; E. Norelli, Ascensione di Isaia, Bologna 1994 collection of articles.The Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah and the Destruction of the … travelquaz

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