“This study, which has developed out of a doctoral dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania in 1980, is a highly technical, minutely documented examination of the interpretation of Gen 4:26 traced through pre-rabbinic Jewish, Samaritan and Mandaean, Christian, and rabbinic materials by a scholar who has made use both of the relevant languages and of the theologies in these widely diverse fields. An extensive bibliography and an index of primary sources as well as a general index are included.… The amount of research which is reflected in the study is mind-boggling. Its notes and bibliography will serve as a mine for researchers in related areas.” —Jack P. Lewis, Journal of Biblical Literature
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