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Book of Bartholomew the Apostle
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A noncanonical work pseudonymously attributed to the Apostle Bartholomew. Sometimes held to be part of the so-called Gospel of Bartholomew. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church period, and there are no unambiguous references to it in the writings of the church fathers. It does not appear to be influenced by Gnosticism.The text contains a narrative about Matthias killing a rooster and bringing it to the disciples and lists a motive for Judas’ betrayal of Jesus. Additionally, one of the fragments of this text notes that Ananias ran ahead of Jesus and implored that he be crucified instead.The Book of the Resurrection was written in Coptic, likely around the fifth or sixth century. While there are no extant copies of the full text of this book, scholars have attempted to put together several existing fragments, which are often collectively labeled the Book of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.(For further details on pseudepigraphy, see this article: Pseudepigraphy in the Early Christian Period. For information on the process of canonization, see this article: Canon, New Testament.)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Book of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Book of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ A noncanonical work pseudonymously attributed to the Apostle Bartholomew. Sometimes held to be part of the so-called Gospel of Bartholomew. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church period, and there are no unambiguous references to it in the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Book of the, by Bartholomew the Apostle
Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Book of the, by Bartholomew the Apostle An apocryphal work that purports to have been written by Bartholomew and given to his son Thaddeus. The work was probably composed in Egypt during the 5th or 6th cent. and is extant only in Coptic. See ANT, pp. 181–87; H-S, I, 485,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bartholomew the Apostle, Book Of
Bartholomew the Apostle, Book ofAn apocryphal writing from the 5th or 6th century, existing only in several Coptic manuscripts of the medieval period. Also known as the Book of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, by Bartholomew the Apostle, the work includes, in haphazard order, stories about the risen
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bartholomew the Apostle, Book of (Writing)
Bartholomew the Apostle, Book of. A Coptic writing, probably from the fifth century A.D. or later, consisting of various apocryphal tales purportedly related by Bartholomew to his son Thaddaeus. The work has survived only in fragmentary form.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE, THE BOOK OF THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST BY
BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE, THE BOOK OF THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST BY. The Book of the Resurrection of Christ by Bartholomew, the Apostle is a composite Coptic text extant in three fragmentary manuscripts. It can be considered as a narrative and homiletic development of the resurrection story found in John