A Collection of Apocryphal Christian Literature in an English Translation
Author: J. K. Elliott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This collection of apocryphal writings supersedes the best-selling edition by M. R. James, first published in 1924. Since then, several new works have come to light, and the textual base for some of the works previously translated by James is now more secure. In this volume, J. K. Elliott presents new translations of the texts into modern English, together with a short introduction and bibliography for each of them. The collection is designed to give readers the most important and famous non-canonical Christian writings, many of them popular legends with an enormous influence on later, particularly medieval, art and literature, as well as on later beliefs and practices of the Church.
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Attributed to the Apostles & their Disciples. BANNED - after violent disputes by Bishops. SENSATIONAL - Joseph's shock at girl in his care pregnant DISCOVER - Jesus as a child makes clay animals & birds walk, fly & eat, He is taken as a sorcerer OUTRAGE - Jesus causes those he dislikes to die. "we will not allow him to go out; for everyone who displeases him is killed." REVEALED - Joseph is bad carpenter. Jesus corrects miraculously items "not properly made by Joseph" These Gospels fill a great void in the early life of the Saviour. It is consistent with every sincere Christian's faith to believe He had the power to perform the miracles here ascribed. E. Hancock: "I as an advocate of free thought dispute the authority of the ignorant who suppressed these Gospels & excluded them from the New Testament, of which they formed a part & were venerated during the first 400 yrs of the Christian Era. You only possess HALF THE TESTAMENT. READ THE COMPLETED BOOK.
Being All the Gospels, Epistles, and Other Pieces Now Extant. Attributed, in the First Four Centuries, to Jesus Christ, His Apostles, and Their Companions, and Not Included in the New Testament by Its Compilers
Being All the Gospels, Epistles, and Other Pieces Now Extant, Attributed in the First Four Centuries to Jesus Christ, His Apostles, and Their Companions, and Not Included in the New Testament by Its Compilers ...
"The Sacred Writings Of ..." provides you with the essential works among the Christian writings. The volumes cover the beginning of Christianity until medieval times. This volume is accurately annotated, including * an extensive biography of the author and his life Contents: Apocrypha – A Primer Introductory Notice to Apocrypha of the New Testament The Protevangelium of James The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew The Gospel of the Nativity of Mary The History of Joseph the Carpenter The Gospel of Thomas The Arabic Gospel of the Infancy of the Saviour The Gospel of Nicodemus The Letter of Pontius Pilate The Report of Pilate the Procurator The Giving Up of Pontius Pilate The Death of Pilate, Who Condemned Jesus The Narrative of Joseph The Avenging of the Saviour Acts of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul The Story of Perpetua. Acts of Paul and Thecla The Acts of Barnabas The Acts of Philip Of the Journeyings of Philip the Apostle Acts of Saint Philip the Apostle When He Went to Upper Hellas. Addition to Acts of Philip Acts and Martyrdom of the Holy Apostle Andrew Acts of Andrew and Matthias Acts of the Holy Apostles Peter and Andrew. Acts and Martyrdom of St. Matthew the Apostle Acts of the Holy Apostle Thomas Acts of the Holy Apostle Thomas Consummation of Thomas the Apostle Martyrdom of the Holy and Glorious Apostle Bartholomew Acts of the Holy Apostle Thaddaeus, One of the Twelve Acts of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian Revelation of Moses Word and Revelation of Esdras Revelation of Paul Revelation of Saint John the Theologian. The Account of St. John the Theologian The Passing of Mary
The Apocryphal New Testament Being the Apocryphal Gospels, Acts Epistles, and Apocalypses with other narratives and fragments newly translated by JAMES Montague Rhodes Litt.D., F.B.A., F.S.A. 1924 - 1983 Contents: FRAGMENTS OF EARLY GOSPELS Gospel according to the Hebrews | Gospel of the Ebionites | Gospel according to the Egyptians | Gospel of Philip | Gospel or Traditions of Matthias | Gospel of Peter (ancient testimonies) | Gospel of Thomas (ancient testimonies) | Preaching of Peter. LOST BOOKS Birth of Mary | Lesser Questions of Mary | Ascents of James and other lost books | Memoria ofthe Apostles | Lists of Apocryphal Books: Gelasian Decree; List ofthe Sixty Books; Stichometiy of Nicephorus; Synopsis of Pseudo-Athanasius. FRAGMENTS OF GOSPELS A. Greek: Fayoum Gospel; Oxyrhjmchus Sayings of Jesus; Fragment of Gospel| B. Coptic: Strasburg papyrus| Pistis Sophia; Acts of Paul. AGRAPHA A. Additions: Freer-logion| B. quotations. INFANCY GOSPELS Book of James | Gospel of Thomas; Appendixes to the Gospel of Thomas: I. From the Pistis Sophia; II. Miracles of the Dyer, Children in the Oven, Boy in the Tower | Liber de Infantia | Gospel of the Birth of Mary | Arabic and Armenian Gospel of the Infancy | History of Joseph the Carpenter| Coptic Lives of the Virgin|Discourse by Evodius; Discourse of Cyril of Jerusalem; Discourse of Demetrius of Antioch; Discourse of Cyril of Alexandria | A modem Infancy Gospel, other modern forgeries. PASSION GOSPELS Gospel of Peter, Frag I| Gospel of Nicodemus Part I - Part II. Descent into Hell | Letter of Pilate to Claudius| Coptic Narratives of the Ministry and Passion: thirteen| Book of the Cock, An Ethiopic frag |Other Appendixes to the Acts of Pilate | Letter of Pilate to Tiberius|Report and Paradosis of Pilate |Letters of Pilate and Herod | Letter of Tiberius to Pilate | Death of Pilate| Vengeance or Avenging of the Saviour | Story of Joseph of Arimathaea | Gospel of Bartholomew | Book of the Resurrection of Christ by Bartholomew | Assumption of the Virgin: Coptic Texts. Narrative of Evodius; Discourse of Cyril of Jerusalem; Discourse of odosius| Greek Narrative of John the Evangelist, of John of ssalonica | Latin Narrative of Pseudo-Melito of Joseph of Arimathaea Syriac Narratives. 1. Six (Five) Fragmentary Narratives | History of the Virgin|Obsequies of the Virgin. ACTS Acts of John| Banishment | Episode of Lycomedes| Temple of Artemis | Parricide| Partridge| Episode of Drusiana| Discourse of John concerning the Lord| Atticus and Eugenius|Aristodemus: the Poison-cup| Oxyrhynchus | Epistle of Titus| Death of John | Acts of Paul | Episode of Panchares| Story of ela| Episode of Hermocrates of Myra| Episode of Sidon| Episode of Tyre| Episode of Frontina| Correspondence with Corinth | Fight with Beasts at Ephesus| Prophecies of Cleobius and Myrte| Martyrdom |Unplaced Fragments| Acts of Peter |Coptic Fragment | Gardener's Daughter | Vercelli Acts | Martyrdom| Acts of Andrew | Miracles, by Gregory of Tours| Detached fragments of the Acts|Fragment of Andrew's discourse in prison| Martyrdom | Acts of Thomas i. Sale, and the Wedding Feast ii. Palace in Heaven iii. Serpent iv. Ass's Colt V. Dev and the Woman vi. Youth that murdered the Woman vii. Captain Siphor viii. Wild Asses ix. Mygdonia the wife of Charisius, Hymn of the Soul X. Baptism of Mygdonia xi. Tertia the wife of Misdaeus xii. luzanes the son of Misdaeus, Prayer of Thomas xiii. Baptism of luzanes and the rest (xiv). Martyrdom. THE SECONDARY ACTS Acts of Philip i. Widow ii. At Athens iii. In Parihia iv. daughter of Nicocleides V. At Nicatera vi. Ireus and Arisiarchus vii. Nerkela and Ireus viii. Leopard and the Kid ix. Dragon slain XV. Martyrdom; Syriac Act | Acts of Andrew and Matthias (Matthew) | Acts of Peter and Andrew | Martyrdom of Matthew | Apostolic History of Pseudo-Abdias : I. Peter. II. Paul. III. Andrew, IV. James the Great V. John VI.(a) James the Less, (b) Simon and Jude VII. Matthew VIII. Bartholomew IX. Thomas X. Philip. NOTICES OF MINOR ACTS Acts of John by Prochorus: Syriac History of John|Acts of Barnabas, of James the Great, of Thomas|Acts and Passions of Peter and Paul|Acts of Thaddaeus, of disciples of the Apostles|On the Oriental Acts, Coptic, Arabic, and Ethiopic|Acts of Andrew and Paul|Frag story of Andrew |Slavonic Acts of Peter. EPISTLES Letters of Christ and Abgarus| Letter of Lentulus| Epistle to the Laodiceans|A frag of an Epistle| correspondence of Paul and Seneca| Epistle of the Apostles. APOCALYPSES Apocalypse of Peter: A. Ancient Quotations B. Akhmim Fragment (or Frag II of the Gospel of Peter) C. Bodleian Leaf D. Ethiopic Text E. Appendix. Sibylline Oracles II| Apocalypse of Paul | Apocalypse of Thomas A. Text of Verona and Munich MSB.(Wilhelm) B. Text of Munich and Vienna MSB.(Bihlmeyer) | Apocalypse of the Virgin A. Greek B. Ethiopia |Revelation of Stephen APPENDIXE B. I. Unknown Gospel II. Acts of Paul. INDEXE B. Of Apocryphal Writings mentioned| Of Writers cited. I. Ancient and Mediaeval II. Modern of Proper Names. I. Persons II. Places, of subjects. pp. 594
In this book Hans-Josef Klauck provides a comprehensive introduction to the apocryphal gospels - the biblical and related writings which do not form part of the accepted canon of Scripture.Klauck classifies the material in various helpful ways: Agrapha (isolated sayings if Jesus), Fragments, Jewish Christian Gospels, Two Gospels of the Egyptians, Infancy Gospels, Gospels about Jesus' Death and Resurrection, Gospels from Nag Hammadi, Conversations with the Risen Jesus, Dialogues of Jesus with No Location, Legends about the Death of Mary, Lost Gospels, the Toledot Jeshu (an anti-gospel) . Each section is accompanied by a carefully related bibliography. This highly readable introduction takes account of all the latest international scholarship on the apocrypha and will be an invaluable resource for all scholars and students in the field.
Being All the Gospels, Epistles, and Other Pieces Now Extant Attributed, in the First Four Centuries, to Jesus Christ, His Apostles, and Their Companions, and Not Included in the New Testament by Its Compilers
This Very Short Introduction offers a clear, accessible, and concise account of the apocryphal gospels - exploring their origins, their discovery, and discussing how the various texts have been interpreted both by the Church and beyond. Looking at texts from the Gospels from Nag Hammadi to the Dialogues with the Risen Saviour, Paul Foster shows how the apocryphal gospels reflect the diversity that existed within early Christianity, and examines the extent to which they can be used to reconstruct an accurate portrait of the historical Jesus. Including discussions of controversies and case-studies such as the alleged hoax surrounding the discovery of Secret Mark, Foster concludes that the non-canonical texts, considered in the correct context, offer us an important window on the vibrant and multi-faceted face of early Christianity. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Being All the Gospels, Epistles, and Other Pieces Now Extant Attributed in the First Four Centuries to Jesus Christ, His Apostles and Their Companions, Not Included, by Its Compilers, in the Authorized New Testament; And, the Recently Discovered Syriac Mss. of Pilate's Letters to Tiberius, Etc. Translated from the Original Tongues. Illustrated from Ancient Paintings and Missals
*Includes pictures *Includes excerpts from the apocrypha *Includes a list of the apocrypha, online resources, and a bibliography for further reading Between 50 and 90 CE, the various writings that comprise the New Testament were written, including the Four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles of Paul, and other letters to more general communities of the early Church. But what is recognized as the 26 books of the New Testament today, in literally hundreds of English translations, actually took several more centuries to be determined as "canonical" by the Church. In fact, it was not until a synod in Rome in 382 that the Church in the West formally adopted a list of the canonical books of the New Testament. For the intervening three centuries, there was much discussion among different writers over the many manuscripts circulating among the early Christian communities. Many of the manuscripts were anonymously authored by members of early heretical groups of Christians who shaped supposedly inspired writings to provide support for their doctrinal positions. Many more had the veneer of inspired texts because they were attributed to one of the Twelve Apostles or Mary, the mother of Jesus; they claimed to offer details of Jesus' life not covered in depth in the Four Gospels (such as his infancy and childhood), or the activities of the named apostle, or doctrinal teachings. The process of determining the Canon of the New Testament was a long one. It involved numerous scholars directed by the teachings of the Church sifting through numerous manuscripts with various attributed authorships. The 29 that made it into the canon were those that passed muster in terms of apostolic authorship and conformity to orthodox Church teaching. Most of those that did not make it in failed on those two accounts. Others were not included because they were judged not to have been written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Whatever the reason they were excluded, the writings that comprise the New Testament Apocrypha, while not inspired Scripture, do show something of the context in which the early Church developed its doctrines and its writings. Even today, not every branch of the Christian church agrees on which writings should be regarded as "canonical" and which are "apocryphal," even though some apocryphal texts often have noticeable links with books regarded as "canonical." Regardless, the New Testament Apocrypha refers to texts written by early Christians that were not included in the Bible used by the main branches of Christianity today. These texts vary in subject matter, with some being accounts of Jesus, others being about the nature of God, and still others being accounts and teachings of Jesus' apostles. What makes them fascinating is not just the history behind why they are considered non-canonical, but what they tell us about the early Church and early Christianity. Moreover, they offer insight into what sources were used to write them, and whether they shared the same sources as the texts that comprise the Bible today. Given their historical and religious importance, there is still a fierce debate over the authenticity of many of these texts. The Apocryphal Gospels: The History of the New Testament Apocrypha Not Included in the Bible looks at some of the famous texts that were kept out of the Bible. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the apocryphal books like never before.
Offers: nearly 3,000 entries covering every figure in the Old Testament; historical, geographical and archaeological context of each entry; chronology; detailed section on the Apocrypha.--From publisher description.
"Compiles more than forty ancient gospel texts and textual fragments not found in the New Testament, presented in their original Greek, Latin, and Coptic languages with English translations, and providing historical, literary, and textual context for each gospel"--OCLC