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Acts of Andrew and Matthias
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A noncanonical narrative that claims that Jesus supposedly sent the Apostle Andrew to rescue the Apostle Matthias from a cannibalistic people group and to bring salvation to these people. It is debated whether it originally was a part of another work, the Acts of Andrew. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church period and is not included in any extant ancient Bibles or canonical lists.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Acts of Andrew and Matthias
Acts of Andrew and Matthias A noncanonical narrative that claims that Jesus supposedly sent the Apostle Andrew to rescue the Apostle Matthias from a cannibalistic people group and to bring salvation to these people. It is debated whether it originally was a part of another work, the Acts of Andrew. This
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Andrew and Matthias, Acts of
ANDREW AND MATTHIAS, ACTS OF. An early Christian apocryphal tale featuring two of the disciples of Jesus. The Acts of Andrew and Matthias begins with the apostles casting lots to see where they will preach. Andrew goes to Achaea and Matthias to the city of the cannibals, which the Latin and Anglo-Saxon
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Andrew and Matthias, Acts of (Writing)
Andrew and Matthias, Acts of. Among the most famous of the apocryphal romances, the Acts of Andrew and Matthias (Matthew), possibly dating to the 4th cent., is extant in various versions, including Latin, Greek, and Syriac. It was prefixed by Gregory of Tours to his epitome of the Acts of Andrew (see
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ANDREW AND MATTHIAS (MATTHEW), ACTS OF
ANDREW AND MATTHIAS (MATTHEW), ACTS OF. Considered secondary in relation to the Acts of Andrew, the Acts of Andrew and Matthias (Matthew) survives in Greek, Syriac, and partly in Latin. It dates between the 3rd and 5th cent., though parts of the tale could be from the 2nd cent.The story begins with