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

J. K. Elliott


An English translation of the oldest and most important early Christian non‐canonical writings. It is based on the earlier collection edited in 1924 by Montague Rhodes James. The book is divided into the conventional categories of gospels, acts, epistles, and revelatory texts. A long subsection deals with stories of Jesus’ infancy and childhood. Another section deals with fragmentary gospel texts on papyrus. The bulk of the book is given over to second‐century legends of individual apostles. Another section covers apocryphal acpocalypses. An appendix gives a selection of stories about the Virg ... More

Keywords: Apocryphal acts, Apocryphal apocalypses, Apocryphal epistles, Apocryphal gospels, assumption of the Virgin, Christian Apocrypha, citation index, infancy gospels, M. R. James, non‐canonical literature, text bibliography, text introduction, theme index

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Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198261827
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198261829.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. K. Elliott, editor
University of Leeds
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I Apocryphal Gospels

Birth and Infancy Gospels

II Apocryphal Acts

III Apocryphal Epistles

IV Apocryphal Apocalypses