Apocryphal New Testament
A Collection of Apocryphal Christian Literature in an English Translation
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of Pages: 784
Width: 15.7 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
This collection of apocryphal writings supersedes the best-selling edition by M. R. James, first published in 1924. Since then, several new works have come to light, and the textual base for some of the works previously translated by James is now more secure. In this volume, J. K. Elliott presents new translations of the texts into modern English, together with a short introduction and bibliography for each of them. The collection is designed to give readers the most important and famous non-canonical Christian writings, many of them popular legends with an enormous influence on later, particularly medieval, art and literature, as well as on later beliefs and practices of the Church.
this book must find a place on the shelf of every person interested in the diverse forms of early Christianity. Paul Foster, The Expository Times a handy one-volume collection of all the apocryphal material the NT scholar would normally use in his studies. International Review of Biblical Studies, Vol. 52 a vital resource Church Times