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New Testament Apocrypha, vol. 3
More Noncanonical Scriptures

HARDCOVER; Published: 5/25/2023
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7793-2
Price: $ 85.00
713 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6.125 x 9.25
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An expansive compilation of New Testament apocrypha in English translation, featuring fascinating but heretofore unpublished texts. 
New Testament Apocrypha, vol. 3, continues to unearth the vast diversity of Christian Scripture outside of the traditional canon. This new collection encompasses a broad range of languages—Greek, Church Slavic, Old English, Coptic, and more—and spans centuries, from the formation of the canonical New Testament to the high Middle Ages.   
The selections here represent some of the least studied apocryphal texts, many of which have not previously received an English translation or a critical edition. Notable newly edited and translated selections include The Martyrdom of Zechariah, The Decapitation of John the Forerunner, The Birth of John, The Revelation about the Lord’s Prayer, and The Dialogue of Mary and Christ on the Departure of the Soul.
Each text is accompanied by a robust introduction, bibliography, and notes. Scholars of apocrypha, Scripture, and hagiography from a breadth of disciplines will find this an indispensable reference for their research and teaching.

Table of Contents

Introduction—Tony Burke
List of Abbreviations
        I.  Gospels and Related Traditions of New Testament Figures 
                The Hospitality and Perfume of the Bandit—Mark Glen Bilby 
                The Gospel of the Twelve—James Toma 
                The Dialogue between Jesus and the Devil—Chance E. Bonar and Slavomír Čéplö 
                The Story of the Image of Edessa—Nathan J. Hardy 
                The Dream of the Rood—Alexander D’Alisera and Samuel Osborn 
                The Eremitic Life of Mary Magdalene—Brandon W. Hawk     
                The Martyrdom of Zechariah—Tony Burke and Sarah Veale 
                The Decapitation of John the Forerunner—Tony Burke 
        II.  Apocryphal Acts and Related Traditions 
                The Acts of Andrew and Paul—Christian H. Bull and Alexander Kocar 
                The Acts of Andrew and Philemon—Ivan Miroshnikov 
                The Story of John Meeting Cerinthus—Lorne R. Zelyck 
                The Acts of John in Rome—Janet E. Spittler 
                The Acts of John by Prochorus—Janet E. Spittler 
                The Memorial of John—Rick Brannan 
                The Martyrdom of Mark—Tobias Nicklas 
                The History of Paul—Jacob A. Lollar 
                The Preaching of Simon Cephas in the City of Rome—J. Edward Walters 
                The Disputation of Peter and Nero—J. Edward Walters 
                The Acts of Christ and Peter in Rome—Julia A. Snyder and Slavomír Čéplö 
                The Passion of Peter and Paul—Carson Bay 
                The Preaching of Philip—Ivan Miroshnikov 
        III. Epistles 
                The Correspondence of Ignatius with John the Evangelist and the Virgin Mary—J. Gregory Given 
                The Epistle of James to Quadratus—Brent Landau, Bradley Rice, and J. Edward Walters 
                The Epistles of Longinus, Augustus, Ursinus, and Patrophilus—Tony Burke 
        IV. Apocalypses 
                The Revelation about the Lord’s Prayer—Péter Tóth 
                The Dialogue of Mary and Christ on the Departure of the Soul—Christine Luckritz Marquis
                The Questions of John (Interrogatio Iohannis)—Stephen C. E. Hopkins
                1 Revelation of Matthew about the End Times—Stephen Pelle 
                2 Revelation of Matthew about the End Times—Charles D. Wright and Stephen Pelle 


Carson Bay, Mark Glen Bilby, Rick Brannan, Christian H. Bull, Slavomir Čéplö, Alexander D’Alisera, J. Gregory Given, Nathan J. Hardy, Brandon W. Hawk, Stephen C. E. Hopkins, Alexander Kocar, Brent Landau, Jacob A. Lollar, Christine Luckritz Marquis, Ivan Miroshnikov, Tobias Nicklas, Samuel Osborn, Stephen Pelle, Bradley Rice, Julia A. Snyder, Janet E. Spittler, James Toma, Péter Tóth, Sarah Veale, J. Edward Walters, Charles D. Wright, Lorne R. Zelyck

Praise for the first two volumes of New Testament Apocrypha
“This is an incredibly rich, informative, and highly scholarly presentation of little-known texts.”  
—The Expository Times 
“An excellent collection of newly introduced and translated texts into a modern language.”  
—Review of Biblical Literature 
“This book will be useful for historians and theologians interested in popular Christianity across the centuries and for scholars interested in the reception of New Testament characters in diverse types of Christianity.” 
—Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 
“The breadth of documents presented coupled with the quality of scholarship with which they are handled makes this book an indispensable resource for the study of early Christian literature.” 
—Religious Studies Review 
“Promises to become a standard work in the field for many years to come.” 
—Southwestern Journal of Theology 
“Magnificent. . . . The thirty writings brought together here present a fascinating snapshot of the concerns, interests, and piety of various early believers expressed in the form of literary texts. This volume will become a standard work in the field; serious scholars of early Christianity and interested readers will learn much while being entertained and captivated by these enigmatic ancient texts.”
—Paul Foster
University of Edinburgh
“A treasure trove of early Christian writings dating from the second century onward. . . . Many of the texts introduced and translated here are being made available to us for the first time. A must-have collection.”
—April D. DeConick
Rice University
“A rigorous but highly accessible volume that will long prove to be a scholarly vade mecum.”
—Bart D. Ehrman
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill