The Testament of Abraham is a pseudepigraphic text of the Old Testament of Jewish origin and is usually considered to be part of the apocalyptic literature.
It is regarded as scripture by Beta Israel Ethiopian Jews, but not by any other Jewish or Christian groups. It is often treated as one of a trio of very similar works, the other two of which are the Testament of Isaac and Testament of Jacob. All three works are based on the Blessing of Jacob, found in the Bible, in their style.
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Year Written: (Assumed)100-200 AD
Pseudepigrapha are falsely-attributed works, texts whose claimed author is not the true author, or a work whose real author attributed it to a figure of the past. Thus a widely accepted but incorrect attribution of authorship may make a completely authentic text pseudepigraphical which requires the discipline of literary criticism.
In biblical studies, the term pseudepigrapha typically refers to an assorted collection of Jewish religious works thought to be written between 300 BC to 300 AD.
Further Reading: www.newadvent.org/fathers/1007.htm
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