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Gospel of Peter
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Gospel of Peter (κατὰ Πέτρον Εὐαγγελίῳ, kata Petron Euangeliō). A noncanonical gospel of unknown authorship. May have been composed by a docetic or another heretical sect. Possibly dates from about ad 150. This work was never widely authoritative during the early church period.Because Serapion of Antioch referenced the document and was ordained as bishop in “the eleventh year of the reign of Emperor Commodus” (Jerome, Lives of Illustrious Men, 41), his account would date the gospel’s use to about ad 190. The text has been mentioned or alluded to historically by Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. ad 263–339), Origen (ca. A.D. 185–254), and Theodoret, the bishop of Cyrus (ca. ad 393–457), but these comments were not necessarily favorable. Many scholars have identified early papyri fragments from Akihmim and Oxyrhynchus as portions of the Gospel of Peter, but the identification is uncertain.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gospel of Peter
Gospel of Peter Gospel of Peter (κατὰ Πέτρον Εὐαγγελίῳ, kata Petron Euangeliō). A noncanonical gospel of unknown authorship. May have been composed by a docetic or another heretical sect. Possibly dates from about ad 150. This work was never widely authoritative during the early church period.Because
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Peter, Gospel of
PETER, GOSPEL OF. The Gospel of Peter (= Gos. Pet.) was a narrative gospel of the synoptic type which circulated in the mid-1st century under the authority of the name Peter. An earlier form of the gospel probably served as one of the major sources for the canonical gospels. Neither quoted nor extensively
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Peter, Gospel Of
Peter, Gospel ofA 2nd-century c.e. pseudonymous work literarily related to the Synoptic Gospels. A Greek Gospel manuscript from the 7th century purporting to have been written by Peter was found by French archaeologists in 1886–87 in Egypt. Scholars identified it as the Gospel of Peter, witnessed only
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Peter, Gospel of (Writing)
Peter, Gospel of. †An apocryphal gospel written about A.D. 150. It is mentioned by Origen, Jerome, and Eusebius, but it is unlikely that they actually had direct access to it. Part of its contents is now known through one eighth-century Greek fragment.The writer of this account of the death of Jesus
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Peter, Gospel of (Writing)
Peter, Gospel ofThe Gospel of Peter is an apocryphal Christian writing from the mid-second century bearing the name of Peter, extant only as a fragmentary account of the trial, death, burial, resurrection and appearances of Jesus (see DJG, Gospels [Apocryphal]). 1. Discovery and Identification 2.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Peter, Gospel of St
Peter, Gospel of St. An early apocryphal Gospel of which the only surviving section is contained in an 8th cent. MS discovered at Akhmîm in Egypt in 1886–7 (now in Cairo). A fragment of text in a late 2nd-or early 3rd-cent. *Oxyrhynchus papyrus (no. 2949) has affinities with it. Acc. to Serapion,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Peter, Gospel of (Writing)
Peter, Gospel of. Eusebius (Eccl. Hist. 6.12) quotes a fragment from Serapion of Antioch (c. a.d. 200), relating how, to settle a dispute in the church at Rhossus, Serapion authorized the use of the Gospel of Peter, but without himself reading it. Later he did obtain and read it, to find that although
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
3. Gospel of Peter
3. Gospel of PeterLate in the nineteenth century a section of the Gospel of Peter was found in a grave near Akhmim, Egypt. This Greek codex (P.Cair. 10759) from the seventh or eighth century a.d. preserves a portion of the narrative from the closing scene of Jesus’ trial, through the crucifixion, burial
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, GOSPEL OF
PETER, GOSPEL OF pee´tuhr, gos´puhl. A pseudonymous work from the early or mid-2nd cent. ce mentioned (but not quoted) by a few church fathers in the contest with Gnosticism and only partially preserved in manuscripts from modern archaeological excavations in Egypt. The text begins at the conclusion