ACTS OF PETER AND THE TWELVE APOSTLES (NHC VI, 1)
An account of the adventures of Peter and his companion Apostles on a journey taken by them after Jesus’ resurrection. In the text, Peter meets a pearl merchant named Lithargoel, and at his bidding, Peter and his companions go to Lithargoel’s city. Lithargoel turns out to be the risen Christ, who commissions them for ministry. The title appears at the end of the tractate. Extant only in Coptic, Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles was composed in Greek. It resembles other apocryphal Acts produced in the second and third centuries. Its provenance is uncertain.