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New Book: Other Early Christian Gospels

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  • Andrew Bernhard
    Hello all, Apologies for cross posting. I just wanted to make a brief announcement about my recently published book, _Other Early Christian Gospels: A Critical
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 13, 2007
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      Hello all,

      Apologies for cross posting. I just wanted to make a brief announcement
      about my recently published book, _Other Early Christian Gospels: A
      Critical Edition of the Surviving Greek Manuscripts._ The reason I
      mention it here specifically is to call attention to the fact that it
      contains a new critical edition of the Greek fragments of the Gospel of
      Thomas and also includes quality photographs of each ofo the papyri
      (P.Oxy. 654, 1, 655). A more complete description of the book is
      included below.

      Thanks,
      Andrew

      Although it has been out for a few months now, I hope I may still make
      an e-list announcement about my new book _Other Early Christian Gospels:
      A Critical Edition of the Surviving Greek Manuscripts_. It is a part of
      the _Library of New Testament Studies_ series edited by Mark Goodacre
      and published by T & T Clark.

      The book is essentially a sourcebook for the study of early Christian
      gospels (other than Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) that have been
      preserved in Greek. It contains new English translations, critical
      Greek texts, and what I call "Student's" Greek texts (i.e. the texts
      without any of the apparatus) of the following Greek manuscripts:

      The Gospel of Thomas
      --Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 654 (P.Oxy. 654)
      --Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1 (P.Oxy. 1)
      --Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 655 (P.Oxy. 655)
      The Gospel of Peter
      --Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 4009 (P.Oxy. 4009)
      --The Akhmim Fragment (P.Cair. 10759)
      --Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 2949 (P.Oxy. 2949)
      Egerton Papyrus 2: The Unknown Gospel
      --Egerton Papyrus 2 (P.Egerton 2) with Cologne Papyrus 255 (P.Koeln
      255)
      Other Unidentified Gospel Fragments
      --The Faiyum Fragment (P.Vindob.G 2325)
      --Merton Papyrus 51 (P.Mert. 51)
      --Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 210 (P.Oxy. 210)
      --Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1224 (P.Oxy. 1224)
      --Oxyrhynchus Parchment 840 (P.Oxy. 840)
      --Berlin Papyrus 11710 (P.Berol. 11710)

      In addition, the book contains exhaustive indexes for all the Greek
      texts and plates for all the Greek fragments of The Gospel of Thomas
      (P.Oxy. 654, P.Oxy. 1, P.Oxy. 655), The Gospel of Peter (P.Oxy. 4009,
      P.Cair. 10759, P.Oxy. 2949), The Unknown Gospel (PEgerton 2 + PKoeln
      255), and previously unpublished photos of portions of P.Oxy. 210,
      P.Oxy. 1224, P.Oxy. 840, and P.Berol. 11710.

      This book was borne of out my own personal frustration. During my
      student days, I became quite exasperated with how difficult it was to
      obtain editions and translations of these very important gospel
      manuscripts. Stan Porter called for a new edition of early Christian
      gospel papyri back in 1995 (see, "The Greek Apocryphal Gospels
      Papyri: The Need for a Critical Edition) and so far as I am aware none
      has yet to be published for the English speaking world (Dieter
      Luehrmann's German book, Fragmente apokryph gewordener Evangelien in
      griechischer und lateinischer Sprache_ is of course very helpful, but
      extremely difficult to find and presents the texts in a very European
      format, i.e. just groups all noncanonical gospels together as "gospels
      that became Apocryphal").

      In any event, I am hopeful that _Other Early Christian Gospels_ will
      help make these manuscripts more easily accessible and promote careful
      study of the "lost" gospels.

      Best,
      Andrew


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