Monthly Archives: November 2009

Christian Apocrypha Site of the Week 3

I have been thinking this past week about the typical contents of CA collections and what texts tend to be included and what get left out. The parameters are usually temporal—i.e., most collections include only material that is pre-Constantinian (the … Continue reading

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On-Line Books on the Christian Apocrypha

I have just added a new page to the "New Testament Apocrypha" section of my web site. It is a list, with links, of On-line Books Related to the Study of the Christian Apocrypha. The list is fairly extensive, though … Continue reading

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The Sisters of Sinai

I have just finished reading Janet Soskice’s popularization of the discovery of the famous Sinai palimpsest by Agnes Smith Lewis and Margaret Smith Gibson (The Sisters of Sinai: How Two lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels. New York: Alfred A. … Continue reading

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CA Web Site of the Week 2

The Christian Apocrypha Web Site of this week is the home page of the Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC). AELAC is an academic association based in Switzerland and France dedicated to the publication of finely-crafted critical … Continue reading

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Secret Mark in Biblical Archeology Review

The latest issue of Biblical Archeological Review (Nov/Dec 2009) features a series of articles on Secret Mark. This is the second time in recent memory (Scott Brown contributed a piece back in 2005) that BAR has looked at the text. … Continue reading

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CA Web Site of the Week

As I work through my web site ( and update various materials (including my links to sites focusing on the Christian Apocrypha), I thought it would be useful to offer more expansive descriptions of sites of interest in a series … Continue reading

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New Secret Mark Blog

Timo S. Paananen, a doctoral student at the University of Helsinki, recently began a blog, Salainen evankelista, dedicated to the Secret Gospel of Mark.  Over the summer he posted excerpts from his Master’s thesis (also focusing on Secret Mark) and … Continue reading

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Work in Progress

Apocryphicity has suffered from considerable neglect lately. There are several reasons for this. For one, I am under review for Tenure, and the file preparation has taken some of my time. Also, I have a heavy course load this semester. … Continue reading

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