For the less probable theories of Rothstein, Lauterburg, Happel and Peiser (amongst others), cf.
333; Rothstein in Kautzsch's Apocr.
The latter view has been recently supported by Rothstein, A pocr.
These additions still preserve, according to Rothstein, a fragment of the original text, i.e.
305 sqq.; Rothstein in Kautzsch's Apocr.
Thus Rothstein (Kautzsch, Apok.
(1) Some scholars, as Ewald, Kneucker, Davidson, Rothstein and Kbnig, believe that the whole book was originally written in Hebrew; (2) Fritzsche, Hilgenfeld, Reuss, Gifford, Scheirer, and Toy advocate a Hebrew original of i.-iii.