Coptic Narratives of the Ministry and Passion

J. K. Elliott

in The Apocryphal New Testament

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780198261827
Published online April 2009 |
Coptic Narratives of the Ministry and Passion

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Forbes Robinson's Coptic Apocryphal Gospels and the fragments collected by Revillout and Lacau yield texts relating to the ministry and passion of Christ. Most are likely to have been homiletic. Some of Revillout's fragments may have belonged to the ‘Gospel of Gamaliel’ (q.v.) or to the Book of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ by Bartholomew the Apostle (q.v.), and these are referred to in those sections. Other summaries are given below based on the form set out by James, 147–52. F. Robinson, Coptic Apocryphal Gospels (Cambridge, 1896), 162–85 (= Texts and Studies 4). P. Lacau, Fragments d'apocryphes coptes (Cairo, 1904) (= Mémoires publiés par les members de l'institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire 9). E. Revillout, ‘Les apocryphes coptes, i. Les Évangiles des douze apôtres et de Saint Barthélemy’, in PO 2.2, ed. R. Graffin (Paris 1904; repr. 1946), 117–98; and cf. id., ‘Supplément à l’évangile des XII apôtres', in PO 9.2 (ed. R. Graffin and F. Nau) (Paris, 1913) pp. 133–9. 1. Robinson, p. 162. Birth and childhood of John Baptist. Birth of Christ. His star in the form of a wheel, its figure like a cross, letters on it: ‘This is Jesus the Son of God’. The wise men see it and come to Herod.

Chapter.  1287 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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