Monthly Archives: March 2012

Neglected Apocrypha: the Book of the Rolls

I mentioned in a recent post that I had been  reading a little-known apocryphal text called the Book of the Rolls, also known in the manuscripts under several other names: the Apocalypse of Peter (not to be confused with the … Continue reading

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New Monograph on the Epistle to the Laodiceans

Philip Tite, a McGill University graduate and currently an independent scholar in Seattle, has completed a monograph (the first ever?) on the Apocryphal Epistle to the Laodiceans. The book is due out in August from Brill (see the catalog entry … Continue reading

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The Childhood of Jesus for SBL 2012

I have just been informed that my paper has been accepted for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. The session focuses on childhood stories of Jesus. I decided to present on my ongoing efforts to compile … Continue reading

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Alphonse Mingana on the Study of the Apocrypha (1931)

I have been doing some reading on the Book of the Rolls, a sprawling work of around 400 pages extant in Garshuni, Arabic, and Ethiopic. It also goes by the name of the Apocalypse of Peter (not to be confused … Continue reading

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Secret Mark Symposium Papers At Press

The proceedings for the York Symposium on the Secret Gospel of Mark have now been submitted to the press. The book is titled Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery? The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate and will be published by … Continue reading

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