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Apocalypse of Peter
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Also known as the Revelation of Peter. A pseudepigraphical apocalyptic treatise. Includes a description of paradise and a vivid tour of hell. This article describes the Apocalypse of Peter, which may have been written before the mid-second century ad and is preserved in Ethiopic (and a Greek fragment). This work should not be confused with two other works by the same name: an Arabic text that presents itself as teaching from the apostle Peter to his disciple Clement of Rome, and a text found at Nag Hammadi that is likely gnostic in origin.For information on other works known as the Apocalypse of Peter, see these articles: Apocalypse of Peter, Arabic; Apocalypse of Peter, Gnostic.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Apocalypse of Peter
Apocalypse of Peter Also known as the Revelation of Peter. A pseudepigraphical apocalyptic treatise. Includes a description of paradise and a vivid tour of hell. This article describes the Apocalypse of Peter, which may have been written before the mid-second century ad and is preserved in Ethiopic (and
Peter, Gnostic Apocalypse of
Apocalypse of Peter, Gnostic A noncanonical, pseudepigraphical work, which may have been written at the turn of the fourth century ad and is preserved in Coptic. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church period. The work claims to record Peter receiving gnostic insights into the “true
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Peter, Apocalypse of
PETER, APOCALYPSE OF (NHC VII,3). This Gnostic tractate bears no relationship to two other apocryphal writings of the same name, the one partially preserved in Greek and fully in Ethiopic translation, the other extant only in Arabic. A complete copy of the Gnostic Apoc. Pet. in Sahidic Coptic is present
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Peter, Apocalypse Of
Peter, Apocalypse ofThe name of two early Christian texts, one from the first half of the 2nd century, and a gnostic discourse (VII, 3), probably from the 3rd century. These are distinct from the later Arabic Apocalypse of Peter.The earlier Apocalypse of Peter is treated as Scripture in the Muratorian
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Peter, Apocalypse of (Writing)
Peter, Apocalypse of. †Two independent and dissimilar works are extant under this title: one an orthodox pseudonymous apocalypse written ca. A.D. 110–140, the other a Gnostic pseudonymous apocalypse written in the third century.The orthodox Apocalypse of Peter was highly regarded by many Christians
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Peter, Apocalypse of St
Peter, Apocalypse of St. This, the most important of the apocryphal apocalypses, dates from the early 2nd cent. Small portions of it have survived in quotations in *Clement of Alexandria and others, and in some scattered fragments (e.g. those discovered at Akhmim in Egypt in 1886–7); and an Ethiopic
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Peter, Apocalypse of (Coptic) (Writing)
Peter, Apocalypse of (Coptic). A Gnostic document included in the Nag Hammadi Library (NHC VII, 3). This work, the original of which was composed in Greek probably c. a.d. 300, focuses on a vision granted to Peter, followed by a discourse in which the Savior reveals that many who appear to accept his
Peter, Apocalypse of (Writing)
Peter, Apocalypse of. This title is applied to several documents: (1) a work preserved in Ethiopic text and also partially in Greek; (2) a second Ethiopic text; (3–4) two distinct Arabic documents; (5) a Coptic text. For the latter, see Peter, Apocalypse of (Coptic). The present article deals only with
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Apocrypha, Petrine
APOCRYPHA, PETRINEI. Gospel of PeterII. the Kerygma PetrouIII. Apocalypse of PeterIV. Acts of Peter.Several apocryphal Christian writings are collected under the name of Petrine apocrypha. They occur in a variety of literary genres, have the name Peter in common, and are dated between the 2nd and
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
PETER, APOCALYPSE OF
PETER, APOCALYPSE OF. The Apocalypse of Peter is the earliest and most influential Christian exposition of the afterlife, describing in vivid detail the blessings of heaven and the torments of hell.The Apocalypse of Peter was written in the second third of the 2nd cent. It uses imagery from 1 Enoch