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Act of Peter
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Not to be confused with the Acts of Peter. Act of Peter is a noncanonical work that purports to contain a narrative in which the Apostle Peter defends his resolve to keep his daughter in a state of paralysis despite his ability to cure her. This work was never widely authoritative during the early church period and never appears in a canonical list or ancient Christian Bible.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Act of Peter
Act of Peter Not to be confused with the Acts of Peter. Act of Peter is a noncanonical work that purports to contain a narrative in which the Apostle Peter defends his resolve to keep his daughter in a state of paralysis despite his ability to cure her. This work was never widely authoritative during
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Peter, Act of
PETER, ACT OF. The apocryphal Act of Peter recounts the story of Peter’s paralyzed virgin daughter for purposes of encratite edification. While elements of the story were previously known through secondary sources, the sole primary text came to light in 1896 with the purchase in Cairo of a Coptic papyrus
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Peter, Act of
Peter, Act of. Title given to a Coptic text that recounts a story regarding the paralysis of Peter’s daughter. This episode must have been part of the longer work known as Acts of Peter. See Peter, Acts of.