Apocalypse Of Peter (NHC Vii, 3)

(NHC VII, 3)

A Gnostic writing in which gives an account of and revelations he has experienced and interpretations of them by the Savior. The title is given at the end. The text, which contains polemics against other Christians—orthodox (“deaf and blind”) believers tied to an establishment—features a docetic interpretation of Jesus’ that has the “living Jesus” laughing at the folly of those crucifying his body. , not to be confused with a second-century apocryphal work of the same title, is extant only in Coptic. It was originally composed in Greek, probably in late second- or early third-century Egypt.