The Book of the Cave of Treasures: A History of the Patriarchs and the Kings, Their Successors, from the Creation to the Crucifixion of Christ by E. A. Wallis Budge
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“The Cave of Treasures, sometimes referred to simply as The Treasure, is a book of the New Testament apocrypha. This text is attributed to Ephrem Syrus, who was born at Nisibis soon after A.D. 306 and died in 373
The Book of the Cave of Treasures is a translation of a history in the Syriac language, stretching from the dawn of the Creation to the birth and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Some five and a half thousand years of human history span the narrative, with various ancient monarchs of human history depicted together with the Great Flood. The final portions narrate the arrival of Jesus Christ, and his sentence of death at the hands of the procurator Pontius Pilate.
Writing towards the end of his distinguished career, E. A. Wallis Budge is keen to distinguish between this text and the contents of other apocryphal works such as the Book of Jubilees and the Book of Adam and Eve. The reader will benefit from this discerning scholarship, as well as the photographic illustrations of pages of the original Ethiopic and Syriac script.
Table of contents :
List of Plates……Page 4
List of Illustrations……Page 6
Testamentum Adami……Page 268
Supplementary Translations……Page 275
Abraham and the City of Ur……Page 301
Excavations at Ur of the Chaldees……Page 303