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Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew
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Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew. A noncanonical, early seventh century (ad 600–625) infancy gospel that claims to narrate the conception, birth, and early childhoods of Mary and Jesus. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church period, nor could it have been based on its late date.
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Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew
Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew. A noncanonical, early seventh century (ad 600–625) infancy gospel that claims to narrate the conception, birth, and early childhoods of Mary and Jesus. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church period, nor could it have been based
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Matthew, Gospel of Pseudo-
MATTHEW, GOSPEL OF PSEUDO-. The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew, also known as the Liber de Infantia or the Liber de Ortu Beatae Mariae et Infantia Salvatoris, dates, most probably, to the 6th century although some scholars put it later. The gospel, which was compiled in Latin, is based upon two principal sources:
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Pseudo-matthew, Gospel Of
Pseudo-Matthew, Gospel ofA Latin apocryphal gospel of the 6th or 7th century, which borrows extensively from the earlier Protoevangelium of James and the Infancy Gospel of Thomas. Its major “original” material concerns the travels of the Holy Family to Egypt, only briefly noted in Matt. 2:14–15. On
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Pseudo-Matthew, Gospel of (Writing)
Pseudo-Matthew, Gospel of. A Latin infancy gospel from the eighth or ninth century A.D. The work is basically a rewriting of two other apocryphal works, the Protevangelium of James and the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, but with substantial omissions, additions, and expansions. From this work, very popular
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Pseudo-matthew, Gospel of (Writing)
Pseudo-Matthew, Gospel of. A late Latin compilation, based on the Protevangelium of James and the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, itself a source for the Gospel of the Birth of Mary. (See James, Protevangelium of; Mary, Gospel of the Birth of; Thomas, Gospel of.) The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew (or Liber de infantia)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
PSEUDO-MATTHEW, GOSPEL OF
PSEUDO-MATTHEW, GOSPEL OF soo´doh-math´yoo. This Latin infancy gospel is primarily a reworking of the Protevangelium of James (see JAMES, PROTEVANGELIUM OF), composed sometime between 550 and 700 ce, probably during the early 7th cent. ce. It begins with a prologue containing a fictitious correspondence