Early Apocryphal Gospels and the New Testament Text

Stanley E Porter

in The Early Text of the New Testament

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199566365
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740985 | DOI:
Early Apocryphal Gospels and the New Testament Text

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This paper examines all of the second- and third-century apocryphal gospels to illustrate their relationship to the Greek text of the New Testament. With a few noteworthy exceptions, there is a surprising dearth of actual citations of the Greek New Testament in these apocryphal documents. The major exceptions include a number of fragmentary Greek papyri and the Protevangelium of James. The vast majority of determinable instances demonstrate that the apocryphal texts are derived from the canonical Greek New Testament.

Keywords: apocryphal gospels; P.Egerton 2; Gospel of Peter; Protevangelium of James

Chapter.  9509 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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