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The Acts of Philip

A New Translation

Francois Bovon

Publication Year: 2012

Francois Bovon and Christopher Matthews utilize manuscript evidence gathered within the last half-century to provide a new translation of the apocryphal Acts of Philip. Discovered by Bovon in 1974 at the Xenophontos monastery in Greece, the manuscript is widely known as one of the most unabridged copies of the Acts yet discovered. Bovon and Matthews' new translation incorporates this witness to the Greek text, which sheds new light on the history of earliest Christianity.

Published by: Baylor University Press


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Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. vii-viii

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Introduction to the Acts of Philip

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pp. 1-30

An essential step in the search for new forms or portions of early Christian apocryphal texts is the consultation of the catalogues of Greek manuscripts.1 When I was working on the Acts of Philip (APh), I learned that various parts of that ancient work could be found in Greek hagiographical manuscripts, ...

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Translation of the Acts of Philip

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pp. 31-108

1. When Philip the apostle went forth from Galilee, a widow was carrying out for burial her only child, who was all she had. Now the apostle was very distressed in his soul when he saw the poor old woman tearing out her hair and disfiguring her face. He said to her: “What religion was your son practicing when he died so young?” ...


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pp. 109-114

E-ISBN-13: 9781602586567
E-ISBN-10: 160258656X
Print-ISBN-13: 9781602586550
Print-ISBN-10: 1602586551

Page Count: 122
Publication Year: 2012

Edition: 1

OCLC Number: 819505337
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