Dear Freethin Kaluva:
And last, there are found to have prefaced their own writings with
a false title: not a few, of Thomas; others, of Bartholomew; certain
ones, of Matthias; some, even of the twelve apostles; but also to
have left gospels infected with the error of their own name,
Basilides and Apelles, of whom the one taught a doctrine of three
hundred sixty-five heavens, and the other of two gods opposed to each
other, among other nefarious things.
--Alcuin is drawing on Jerome's praefatio in Commentarium in
Matthaeum, but varies the list of false gospels (omitting Of the
Egyptians but adding of Matthias) and providing the errors of
Basilides and Apelles.
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> Venerable Bede's "Commentary on Luke 1:1"
> The original Latin of theologian Venerable Bede's In Evangelium
> Denique nonnulli Thomae, alii Bartholomaei, quidam Matthiae, aliqui
> etiam duodecim apostolorum titulo reperiuntur falso sua scripta
> praenotasse: sed et Basilides atque Apelles, quorum unus trecenos
> sexaginta quinque coelos, alter duos invicem contrarios deos inter
> alia nefanda dogmatizabant, evangelia sui nominis errore foeda
> I was unable to find a translation of this passage from The Complete
> Works of the Venerable Bede, ed. by Rev. J.A. Giles, London, 1844,
> 263. Anybody here want to give it a shot?
> for more context, if needed -