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Biblical Apocrypha
and Pseudepigrapha
INDEX

Welcome to the second installment of the series on the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the christian and hebrew literary tradition.

This time we will take a look at the apocryphon called “The Ascension of Isaiah”, which as you will soon see, is a christian acid trip about a supposed prophetic vision by Isaiah about Jesus, just before he got turned into sliced salami.


“The Vision of the Prophet Isaiah” from an orthodox icon.
Source: “Ορθόδοξοι Ορίζοντες”

The text is readily available in English and the translation that is usually found is one published by Robert Henry Charles in 1900, based on several ethiopian, greek and latin manuscripts. The book is now in the public domain and can be freely read or downloaded at this address. Keep in mind that most transcripts on the web contain several errors, mainly due to sloppy copy-pasting and poor OCR in the PDF. I have made sure to correct all of them in my transcript and I have also modernized the language (Charles favours KJV English).

Links for the original texts can be found further down or accessed from the main index for the series.

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The following article (entitled “The “Holy Light” of Jerusalem debunked'”) was originally written in Greek by Kostas and posted on his What is truth? (Τι εστίν αλήθεια;) blog. I translated the article in English with Kostas helping me with the adaptation and proof-reading. As was the case with the previous article, this article as well was prepared for the English version of the “Atheia” Collective Blog and Kostas was supposed to host the comments, but since he’s currently taking a break from blogging, I’ll be accomodating him by hosting the article for him. Feel free to leave your comments here.

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