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Apocryphon of James
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A noncanonical, pseudonymous Coptic letter supposedly from James. Also called the Secret Book of James; untitled in the Jung Codex (Codex I of the Nag Hammadi codices). Claims to describe a secret revelation from the risen Christ to James and Peter. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church period.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Apocryphon of James
Apocryphon of James A noncanonical, pseudonymous Coptic letter supposedly from James. Also called the Secret Book of James; untitled in the Jung Codex (Codex I of the Nag Hammadi codices). Claims to describe a secret revelation from the risen Christ to James and Peter. This work was never widely authoritative
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
James, The Apocryphon of
JAMES, THE APOCRYPHON OF (NHC I,2). A Coptic translation of an originally Greek document that gives an account of the teachings of Jesus in the form of a postresurrection discourse of the Lord and dialogue with two of his disciples, James and Peter. Since the document is untitled in the original, scholars
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
James, Apocryphon of (Writing)
Apocryphon of James, (I, 2)The first tractate from Codex I (Jung Codex) of the Nag Hammadi discovery. The untitled text is a revelation dialogue cast in the form of a letter from James to an unknown recipient. The current title has been assigned because of an interior reference to itself as a “secret
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
James, Apocryphon of (Writing)
James, Apocryphon of. †A Coptic writing found in the Nag Hammadi library; also called the Apocalypse of James.Three such revelations in the name of James have been found in the Nag Hammadi writings discovered in Upper Egypt in 1946. Very little is known about the two found in Codex VII; the first
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
James, Apocryphal Epistle of
James, Apocryphal Epistle of. A previously unknown work contained in Codex I of the *Nag Hammadi Library. It begins in the form of a letter, but soon passes over into a description of a final discourse delivered by Jesus to *Peter and *James (ostensibly the writer) ‘550 days after He had risen’. One
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
James, Apocryphon of (Writing)
James, Apocryphon of. A “secret book” included in the Nag Hammadi Library (NHC I, 2; cf. line 10). Composed in the form of a letter written by James, the Lord’s brother, it reports a postresurrection dialogue between Jesus and both James and Peter, though much of it may be regarded as a revelatory discourse.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JAMES, THE APOCRYPHON OF
JAMES, THE APOCRYPHON OF. A pseudepigraphal document found in Codex 1 of the Nag Hammadi TEXTS. The document is untitled. Modern scholars have titled it from the opening description as the “secret book” (in Gk., apocryphon) written by James.The Apocryphon of James purports to be a letter from James,