Category Archives: Infancy Gospel of Thomas

Solving the Mystery of the Gospel of Peter’s Talking Cross

Mark Goodacre presented a paper at last year's SBL with the provocative argument that the "cross that spoke" in the Gospel of Peter is an element that derives from a scribal misunderstanding of the nomen sacrum ΣΤΑ (thus reading "cross" … Continue reading

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2011 Réunion de l’AELAC

The programme for the 2011 Réunion de l'AELAC, which takes place June 30-July 2 in Dole, has been posted on-line (available HERE).These are the titles of the papers announced thus far: Anne-Marie Polo de Beaulieu, “Usages et fonctions des apocryphes … Continue reading

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CCSA 17: De Infantia Iesu Evangelium Thomae

My long-awaited (well, at least by me) critical edition of the Greek tradition of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas is now available (and hopefully coming to an academic library near you). Here is the abstract from Brepols' catalogue: The Infancy … Continue reading

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CCSA 17: The Infancy Gospel of Thomas (Update)

Well, the abstract of my forthcoming edition of the Greek tradition of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas is back up on the Brepols page (HERE). The proofing stage of the project has taken a considerable amount of time, thus delaying … Continue reading

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Review of Aasgard’s The Childhood of Jesus

Jim Davila at Paleojudaica pointed out this review of Reidar Aasgaard's study of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas (The Childhood of Jesus: Decoding the Apocryphal Infancy Gospel of Thomas, Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2009).

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Manuscript Hunter Part 2: The Results

I have returned from my trip to the US to photograph a handful of Syriac manuscripts. The work went quite well, with only a few minor problems accessing the material. Here's a brief rundown of the trip. I arrived in … Continue reading

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Manuscript Hunter: US Research Trip 2010

On Sunday I will be heading off to the US for a research trip. I have been collecting manuscripts of the two Syriac versions of the Life of Mary: an eastern one edited by E.A.W. Budge in 1899, and a … Continue reading

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Update on the Syriac Version of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas

I have updated the text on my Syriac Infancy Gospel of Thomas page to reflect the work I completed recently on a translation of the unpublished manuscript Vat. Syr. 159, the only manuscript published (well, almost published) to date that … Continue reading

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Was the Author of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas a Child?

I was recently e-mailed a link to an article (though it is only on-line and apparently unpublished) on the Infancy Gospel of Thomas that suggests the author of the text was a child. Here is the LINK and the abstract … Continue reading

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Infancy Gospel of Thomas Edition Due April 2010

My long-awaited (well, by me at least) critical edition of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas is due to be published this year. Seeing it in print seems a little closer to reality now that it is listed in the Brepols … Continue reading

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Searching for Syriac Manuscripts

In my neverending work on the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, I have begun the process of collating copies of the Life of Mary edited by E. A. W. Budge over a century ago. Some of the manuscripts, however, are quite … Continue reading

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Children in Late Antique Christianity

I just received my free copy of Cornelia Horn and Robert Phenix’s essay collection, Children in Late Ancient Christianity (Mohr Siebeck, to be published this month). I have a free copy because the book features my essay, “‘Social Viewing’ of … 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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Reidar Aasgaard’s The Childhood of Jesus

I'd like to congratulate Reidar Aasgaard on the publication of his new book, The Childhood of Jesus: Decoding the Apocryphal Gospel of Thomas. Reidar has been working for several years now on this text; some of you may have seen … Continue reading

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The Childhood of Jesus from the Acts of Andrew and Matthias

I mentioned some time ago a discussion with A. Vinogradov about a manuscript of the Acts of Andrew and Matthias that features a summary of the life of Jesus. Included in this summary are three episodes from the Infancy Gospel … Continue reading

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