Publisher: Adam and Charles Black, 1900
This edition is a translation from the Ethiopian version, which together with the New Greek fragment, the Latin versions, and the Latin translation of the Slavonic, is here published in full.
It is a composite work, existing probably not earlier than the latter half of the second century C.E. Three constituents to the writing – The Martyrdom of Isaiah, the Vision of Isaiah, and the Testament of Hezekiah – circulated as early as the first century C.E. The importance of The Vision of Isaiah is the knowledge it provides in regard to first century beliefs to such doctrines as the Trinity, the Incarnation, the Resurrection, and the Seven Heavens.
The Testament of Hezekiah is important for the insight that it gives us into the history of the Christian church at the close of the first century C.E. It is the oldest document that testifies to the martyrdom of Peter at Rome. It also provides information for the history of the Antichrist.