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Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A noncanonical work that may be Gnostic, from Codex VI of the Nag Hammadi library. Presents an allegory about the disciples meeting a man named Lithargoel and traveling to his hometown, where he reveals himself to be Jesus. This work was never widely authoritative during the early church period.
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Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles
Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles A noncanonical work that may be Gnostic, from Codex VI of the Nag Hammadi library. Presents an allegory about the disciples meeting a man named Lithargoel and traveling to his hometown, where he reveals himself to be Jesus. This work was never widely authoritative
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Peter and the Twelve Apostles, The Acts of
PETER AND THE TWELVE APOSTLES, THE ACTS OF (NHC VI,1). This tractate is the first in the miscellaneous collection of Sahidic Coptic tractates comprising Nag Hammadi Codex VI. For all its brevity (12 pages) it is a remarkably complex document. The first half consists mainly of an account, with heavy allegorical
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Peter and the Twelve Apostles, Acts Of
Peter and the Twelve Apostles, Acts ofA gnostic tractate, the first 12 pages of the sixth codex discovered at Nag Hammadi. Like the majority of texts in that corpus, it exists only in a Coptic translation, although it was originally written in Greek.On the basis of internal evidence, this work apparently
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Peter and the Twelve Apostles, Acts of (Writing)
Peter and the Twelve Apostles, Acts of. *A second- or third-century writing contained in the Coptic Gnostic library found near Nag Hammadi, Egypt. Although Gnostics may have found themes in this document useful for describing their own ideas, the work itself contains little or nothing to mark it clearly
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Peter and the Twelve Apostles, Acts of (Writing)
Peter and The Twelve Apostles, Acts of. A Coptic document included in the Nag Hammadi Library (NHC VI, 1). Most of the narrative focuses on a pearl merchant named Lithargoel who eventually reveals himself to Peter and the apostles as Christ. The story has strong allegorical elements and no doubt would
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
PETER AND THE TWELVE APOSTLES, ACTS OF
PETER AND THE TWELVE APOSTLES, ACTS OF. This oddly named late 2nd-cent. ce tractate from Nag Hammadi presents a narrative with allegorical touches, possibly gnostic, about the encounter of the eleven disciples (including Peter) with a pearl merchant named Lithargoel, who turns out to be Jesus. Lithargoel