The Apocryphal New Testament: A Collection of Apocryphal Christian Literature in an English Translation

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J. K. Elliott
Oxford University Press, Oct 27, 2005 - Religion - 747 pages
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This collection of apocryphal texts supersedes the best-selling edition by M. R. James, which was originally published in 1924, and regularly reprinted. Several new texts have come to light since 1924 and the textual base for some of the apocrypha previously translated by James is now more secure, as in several cases there are recently published critical editions available. Although a modest appendix to James's edition was added in 1953, no thorough revision has previously been undertaken. In this volume, J. K. Elliott presents new translations of the texts and has provided each of them with a short introduction and bibliography directed to those who wish to pursue further the issues raised in the texts, or to consult the critical editions, other versions, or general studies. The translations are in modern English, in contrast to James's deliberate imitation of the language of the Authorized Version. The collection is designed to give readers the most important and famous of the Christian apocrypha, together with a select sample of gnostic texts. Full translations of the earliest texts are printed.
  

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Contents

Lost Gospels
3
Agrapha
26
BIRTH AND INFANCY GOSPELS
46
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas
68
The Gospel of PseudoMatthew
84
The Arabic Infancy Gospel 1
103
The History of Joseph the Carpenter
111
Other Infancy Narratives
118
The Acts of Peter
390
The PseudoClementine Literature
431
The Acts of Thomas
439
Other Apocryphal Acts
512
Introduction
537
The Epistle of the Apostles Epistula Apostolorum
555
Introduction
591
The Apocalypse of Paul Visio Pauli
616

The Secret Gospel of Mark
148
The Gospel of Gamaliel
159
Other Pilate Texts
205
Introduction
229
Acts of Andrew 231302 524
233
The Acts of John
303
The Acts of Paul
350
The Apocalypse of Thomas
645
The Questions of Bartholomew and the Book of the Resurrection
652
The Letter of James
673
Other Apocryphal Apocalypses
682
Indexes
725
Abdias 5278
733
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J. K. Elliott is Professor in New Testament Textual Criticism, University of Leeds.

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