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Gospel of Mary
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A noncanonical, pseudonymous work that is likely gnostic, which records alleged post-resurrection, secret revelations of Jesus to Mary (likely Magdalene). This work was never widely authoritative in the early church and is not in any ancient Bible or canonical list.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gospel of Mary
Gospel of Mary A noncanonical, pseudonymous work that is likely gnostic, which records alleged post-resurrection, secret revelations of Jesus to Mary (likely Magdalene). This work was never widely authoritative in the early church and is not in any ancient Bible or canonical list.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mary, Gospel of
MARY, GOSPEL OF. The first treatise in the Berlin Codex 8502. It represents a translation into Sahidic of a Greek original. The text is in poor condition, with several pages missing from the beginning and middle of the work (pp. 1–6 and 11–14). Greek fragments representing a variant of 17:5–12 and 18:5–19:5
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Mary, Gospel Of
Mary, Gospel ofA 2nd- or 3rd-century gnostic Gospel, which survives in a severely damaged Coptic translation of the original Greek (P. Berolinensis 8502, 1), as well as a Greek fragment (P. Rylands III 463). It presents Mary Magdalene as a revealer of secret wisdom in the post-Resurrection era. This
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Mary, Gospel of (Writing)
Mary, Gospel of †An apocryphal writing, probably associated with Mary Magdalene rather than Mary the mother of Jesus. Generally identified as a Gnostic writing of the second century A.D., the book is apparently a compilation of two originally independent works. The first portion is a conversation between
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Mary, Gospel of
Mary, Gospel of. An apocryphal Gnostic Gospel. Two pages of the original Greek survive in a 3rd-cent. *Oxyrhynchus papyrus, now in the John Rylands Library, Manchester (Pap. Ryl. 111, 463), and a further fragment (Oxyrhynchus 3525) from a different 3rd-cent. papyrus. An incomplete 5th-cent. papyrus
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Mary, Gospel of (Writing)
Mary, Gospel of. An apocryphal Gnostic document preserved fragmentarily in the Berlin Codex (BG 8502, 1). It reports that the disciples were grieved after the resurrected Jesus departed from them, and that Mary (Magdalene) encouraged them by recounting to them her vision of “the soul” ascending and being
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
MARY, GOSPEL OF
MARY, GOSPEL OF. The Gospel of Mary is the only gospel attributed to a woman, Mary of Magdala, the most famous female disciple of Jesus. It was found in Egypt in 1896 as part of the 5th cent. Coptic manuscript Papyrus Berolinensis 8502, which also contains the Apocryphon of John, the Sophia of Jesus