Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Reliability of the Apocrypha


"Do not trust that which is recorded in the Book of Chronicles of Moses. I'll provide a principle: Any book not recorded by the prophets, or by the sages via received tradition, is not reliable, and may contain items which contradict accurate information. This is true for Sefer Zerubavel, Sefer Eldad haDani and the like."

(R' Avraham ibn Ezra, extended commentary to Shemot 2:22)

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