Category Archives: Protoevangelium of James

Book Note: The Book of Mary by Michael P. Closs

Michael P. Closs. The Book of Mary: A Commentary on the Protevangelium of James. Victoria, BC: Friesen Press, 2016. This self-published commentary by retired University of Ottawa professor Michael Closs is a welcome tool for study of Prot. Jas., as … Continue reading

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Library of the Deir al-Surian in the News

VIA Paleojudaica: Egypt's Mysterious Monastery Hides Ancient Secrets by Teresa Levonian Cole in Spear's Magazine (made available here via AINA. Among the many finds at Deir al-Surian (the Monastery of the Syrians) is the earliest manuscript witness to the Infancy … Continue reading

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New Article on Depictions of Children in Apocryphal Infancy Gospels

A special issue of the journal Studies in Religion/ Sciences Religieuses focused on children in early Christianity includes my brief article “Depictions of Children in the Apocryphal Infancy Gospels” (p. 388-400). The abstract is below. The apocryphal infancy gospels (such … Continue reading

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Apocryphal Traditions in Homily by Theophilus of Alexandria

Alin Suciu has an interesting post about reconstructing a Coptic Homily on the Virgin Mary by Theophilus of Alexandria. The homily contains some apocryphal traditions about the Magi and the death of Zachariah, the latter derived from the Protevangelium of … 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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Life of Mary in two Altarpieces

While in Paris last week, I visited the Musée National du Moyen Age. The museum is situated in the Latin Quarter of Paris, combining two earlier buildings: Gallo-Roman baths (1st-3rd cent.) and the former residence of the abbots of Cluny … Continue reading

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Old Georgian Palimpsest of Protevangelium of James

I discussed a few weeks ago the topic of palimpsests in CA studies. Anyone interested in the topic may want to see the recent publication J. Gippert, Palimpsest Codex Vindobonensis georgicus 2 (Monumenta Palaeographica Medii Aevi: Series Ibero et Caucasia. … Continue reading

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Just in Time for Easter: A New Book Featuring the Infancy Gospel of James

The Infancy Gospel of James is featured prominently in a new book by Frederica Mathewes-Green, The Lost Gospel of Mary: The Mother of Jesus in Three Ancient Texts from Paraclete Press. An interview with the author is available here. The … Continue reading

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Electronic Edition of the Infancy Gospel of James

Mark Goodacre at NT Gateway reports the creation of an electronic edition of the nine major Infancy Gospel of James manuscripts by Chris Jordan and Ali Welsby, students at the University of Birmingham. The edition was created as part of … Continue reading

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Where Mary Rested (Protoevangelium of James 17)

The Nov/Dec 2007 issue of Biblical Archeological Review features an article on the discovery of a church commemorating a scene from the Protoevangelium of James (“Where Mary Rested,” pp. 44-51). In chapter 17 of the text Joseph, Mary, and Joseph’s … Continue reading

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Review: Infancy Gospel Synopsis

As visitors to my main web site know, my principle area of study is the Infancy Gospel of Thomas (IGT). So it was with some excitement that I heard of J.K. Elliott’s A Synopsis of Apocryphal Nativity and Infancy Narratives … Continue reading

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The Nativity Story

This may be old news to many but…December 1 marks the release date of The Nativity Story, a film about…well, you know. What is of interest to CA scholars about the film is its use of traditions that can be … Continue reading

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