Pseudokanoniczny cykl o patriarsze Abrahamie (w kontekście słowiańskich kodeksów o treści mieszanej)
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The first redaction of the so-called pseudo-canonical cycle of Abraham, known to the Slavic literary tradition since 11 ct. and preserved in over thirty copies (different versions of Old Church Slavonic language) comprises six texts (Story of righteous Abraham, How Sarah advised Abraham, Story of Isaac, Story of Melchisedek, Story of Abraham and the Holy Trinity, Story about Abraham’s death) elaborating chosen episodes from the Book of Genesis, chapter 11–25 combined with the extra-Biblical material. In four South Slavic miscellanea: MSS 433 and 326 from the Cyril and Methodius National Library in Sofia (both 16 ct.), MS Slav. 149 from the Austrian National Library in Vienna (16 ct.) and MS 100 from the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Chuch, R. Gruic collection (1628) of texts of the cycle about Abraham were all placed in the initial part of the book, among other pseudo-canonical narrations, whose sequence imitates the thematic order of the books of the Old Testament. Physiologus, Story of Adam and Eve, cycles about Abraham as well as about David and Salomon and also narrations devoted to the Old Testament prophets become an announcement of the works similar in meaning from the second part of the codes and which present more unconstrained thematic arrangement. Other texts, as sermons attributed to Fathers of the Church, remarks in the spirit of “folk theology”, elaborations in the popular form of “question and answer”, which separate the above mentioned works, may become a kind of filling of the “Old Testament skeleton”. One may believe that the principle of miscellanea is a pre-figuration of New Testament events and symbols through the Old Testament pictures, parallelism of Old and New Testament as well as modern events but also that those codes could be a kind of pseudo-canonical, apocryphal Bible with a comment.