Stories of Genesis retold [allegedly by Moses himself] to show that the Torah was observed by the patriarchs from the beginning of the world. The title comes from its organization of history in cycles of 7 x 7. It was probably composed before 100 BCE by a hasidic Jew opposed to Hellenism. Though fragments of several copies of the original Hebrew were found at Qumran, the complete text has been preserved only in Ethiopic.

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