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Gospel of Bartholomew
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A noncanonical, pseudonymous work associated with the apostle Bartholomew. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church period and is directly rejected in the sixth-century church document Decretum Gelasianum. No copies of the work exist, although some scholars identify it with the extant Questions of Bartholomew.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gospel of Bartholomew
Gospel of Bartholomew A noncanonical, pseudonymous work associated with the apostle Bartholomew. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church period and is directly rejected in the sixth-century church document Decretum Gelasianum. No copies of the work exist, although some scholars identify
Questions of Bartholomew
Questions of Bartholomew A noncanonical work pseudonymously attributed to the apostle Bartholomew. Sometimes identified with the 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bartholomew, Gospel (Questions) of
BARTHOLOMEW, GOSPEL (QUESTIONS) OF. A writing mentioned by Jerome in the prologue of his commentary on Matthew (which reference may derive from Origen), and by Epiphanius the Monk (vita virg. 24–25). A reference by the venerable Bede (Luc. ev. expos. 1) probably stems from Jerome, as does one in the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bartholomew, Gospel of (Writing)
Bartholomew, Gospel ofAn apocryphal Gospel mentioned in Jerome’s commentary on Matthew (Jerome reports also that Bartholomew preached to the Indians and died at Albanopolis in Armenia). It was condemned in the Gelasian decree, referred to in the works of Epiphanius the Monk, and may be quoted in the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bartholomew, Gospel of (Writing)
Bartholomew, Gospel of. One of the New Testament apocryphal gospels (also called Questions of Bartholomew), originally written in Greek, of which Coptic, Latin, and Slavonic recensions have survived. It is dated ca. A.D. 400. The work consists of a number of questions which Bartholomew addresses to
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Bartholomew, Gospel of St
Bartholomew, Gospel of St. An apocryphal Gospel whose existence was known to *Jerome and *Bede (possibly only through Jerome). It has perhaps been incorporated into the ‘Questions of Bartholomew’ which survive in a number of Greek, Latin, and Slavonic MSS. These ‘Questions’ treat of the *descent of Christ
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Bartholomew, Gospel (Questions) of
Bartholomew, Gospel (Questions) of. A Gospel of Bartholomew is mentioned by Jerome among other apocryphal works (PL, 26:17A; the 6th-cent. Decretum Gelasianum speaks of “Gospels,” which may be simply an error). Other references are rather few and late. Some scholars have linked the work with the Gospel
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BARTHOLOMEW, GOSPEL OF
BARTHOLOMEW, GOSPEL [QUESTIONS] OF. Bartholomew is the protagonist of both the Gospel [Questions] of Bartholomew and the Book of the Resurrection of Christ by Bartholomew, the Apostle. In these writings he is the only witness of the metaphysical activities that occurred during Jesus’ passion, as if he