Documents for the Study of the Gospels
This collection of freshly translated texts leads to a new appreciation of the richness and variety of the religious world within which Christianity emerged as a powerful new force. Bringing together for the first time under a single cover documents from Jewish, Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Syrian, and little-known early Christian sources, the material is arranged to bring out as clearly as possible the ways in which early Christian worship of Jesus Christ as Savior and God both echoed contemporary worship of other savior gods and at the same time stood in sharp contrast to such worship. This revised and enlarged edition contains a new introduction on texts and traditions in late antiquity, a reworked translation of The Gospel of Peter, selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses, plus such documents as Papyrus Egerton 2, Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 840, and The Apocryphon of James. In addition, the table of contents has been expanded to allow easier access to the documents contained herein.
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Two Stories from Epictetus
A Syrian Exorcist
Chanina ben Dosa
A Jewish Boy Calms the Sea
The Murder of Julius Caesar
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas
The Gospel of PseudoMatthew
The Birth of Jesus
Fragments of An Unknown Gospel
The Gospel of James
The Apocryphon of James
Two Prefaces from Arrian
Birth and Youth
The Birth of Plato 2
The Birth of Alexander the Great
The Birth of Augustus
The Birth and Childhood of Pythagoras
The Birth of Herakles
Sayings of Thales Aristippos and Aristotle
Sayings of Alexander and Others
The Wine Miracle of Dionysos
The Messianic Banquet at Qumran
A Roman Messianic Prophecy
The Footsteps of the Messiah
Ascensions and Epiphanies
The Dream of Scipio
Apotheosis of Antinous
The Life of Apollonios of Tyana
The Life of Moses
Alexander the False Prophet
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Acts of Thomas Alexander ancient angel Antinous Apollonios apostle appeared asked Asklepios beautiful become behold birth blessed body Bridal Chamber Caesar called Charisius child Christian Damis dead death demon disciples divine earth Egypt Egyptian Emperor Epictetus everything evil Father fear fire gave give gnostic Gods Gospel of James Gospel of Peter Gospel of Philip Gospel of Thomas Greek hand happened healed hear heard Heaven heavenly Hebrew Herakles High Priest Holy Spirit honor human immortal Introduction Israel Jesus Jewish Jews Joseph killed king kingdom light living Logos looked Lord Mary mind Misdaeus Moses mother Mygdonia mystery nature Pentheus Philo philosopher Philostratus Pilate Poimandres pray prayer prophet Pythagoras Rabbi received revealed Roman Romulus sacred Savior sent slave someone soul speak story tell temple things translation truth virgin whole wisdom words worship writing Zeus
Seite 21 - If you fast, you will give rise to sin for yourselves; and if you pray, you will be condemned; and if you give alms, you will do harm to your spirits.
Seite 22 - If you do not observe the Sabbath as a Sabbath you will not see the Father." (28) Jesus said, "I took my place in the midst of the world, and I appeared to them in flesh. I found all of them intoxicated; I found none of them thirsty. And my soul became afflicted...
Seite 20 - Compare me to someone and tell me whom I am like." Simon Peter said to him, "You are like a righteous angel." Matthew said to him, "You are like a wise philosopher.
Seite 21 - When you make the two one, and when you make the inner as the outer and the outer as the inner and the above as the below, and when you make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male...
Seite 25 - Your disciple." <Jesus said to her,> "Therefore I say, if he is <undivided>, he will be filled with light, but if he is divided, he will be filled with darkness.
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