Apocalypse Of James (Second) (NHC V, 4)

APOCALYPSE OF JAMES (SECOND) (NHC V, 4)

A Gnostic revelation discourse purportedly spoken in Jerusalem by James the Just, and written down by a priest named Mareim, to which is appended a third-person account of the martyrdom of James (which occurred in 62 a.d.). The title, “The Apocalypse of James,” is given at the beginning of the text, which is preceded in the manuscript by another “Apocalypse of James.” The account of James’ martyrdom resembles that of Hegesippus preserved by Eusebius. The text concludes with a prayer uttered by the dying James. Extant only in Coptic, 2 Apocalypse of James was originally composed in Greek, probably in second-century Syria.

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