A fascinating insight into the rival religious communities of the early Christian church.
These apocryphal texts open a window to understanding the rival religious communities which coexisted with the early church. Written after the ministry of Christ and the apostles, these collections of writings contain stories about Jesus that were never part of the canonical Gospels, but nevertheless offer a fascinating glimpse into the world of the early church. These translations by Rick Brannan are perfect for use by students, scholars, and everyday Christians interested in early Christian apocrypha.
Lexham Classics are beautifully typeset new editions of classic works. Each book has been carefully transcribed or translated from the original texts, ensuring an accurate representation of the writing as the author intended it to be read.
This volume includes:
The Protevangelium of James
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas
The Gospel of Peter
The Gospel of Thomas (Greek Fragments)
The Gospel of Nicodemus (Acts of Pilate) and the Descent of Christ to Hell
The Gospel of Mary
Sayings in the Canonical New Testament outside of Gospels
Sayings in Additions to New Testament MSS
Sayings in the Apostolic Fathers
Sayings in Justin Martyr
About the Author
Rick Brannan lives in Bellingham, Washington, with his wife and children. He is the general editor of the Lexham English Septuagint and the translator of The Apostolic Fathers: A New Translation. Rick writes a regular column on the church fathers for Bible Study Magazine. He is currently working on an examination of the vocabulary of the Pastoral Epistles.
Table of Contents
The Protevangelium of James 35
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas 56
The Gospel of Peter 67
The Gospel of Thomas (Greek Portions) 81
The Gospel of Nicodemus (Acts of Pilate) and Descent of Christ into Hades 92
The Gospel of Mary (Greek Portions) 127