canonical Gospels

Gospel Of Judas

GOSPEL OF JUDAS Its text is extant in only one manuscript, known as Codex Tchacos, an early fourth-century Coptic papyrus manuscript that surfaced in the 1970s. It is reported that the codex was discovered during an illegal search for treasures in a burial cave near the village of Qarrara north of al-Minya in Middle Egypt. …

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Apocalypse Of Peter

APOCALYPSE OF PETER The third text of Codex VII and consisting of a report of three visions seen by the apostle Peter, along with instructions from Jesus, during the night prior to the Crucifixion. In a passage that recalls Matthew 26:34, Jesus tells Peter, “He [You?] will accuse you [him] three times during the night” …

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Gospel Of Thomas

GOSPEL OF THOMAS An apocryphal gospel of Gnostic origin, possibly from the late second century. The most “popular” of the Coptic texts of the NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY (II. 2), the Gospel of Thomas has been translated into several languages and circulated widely in learned circles among specialists both in Gnosticism and in New Testament studies, …

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Egerton Gospel

EGERTON GOSPEL The most important of the papyrus fragments of apocryphal gospels because of its early date, its extent, and the character of the text; acquired by the British Library in 1934. It consists of two leaves of a papyrus codex together with a small fragment. Both leaves are incomplete, but in many lines, the …

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