The Other Gospels: Accounts of Jesus from Outside the New Testament

ISBN : 9780199335220

Bart D Ehrman; Zlatko Plese
352 Pages
157 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jan 2014
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Bart Ehrman-the New York Times bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus and a recognized authority on the early Christian Church-and Zlatko Plese here offer a groundbreaking edition of the Apocryphal Gospels, one that breathes new life into the non-canonical texts that were once nearly lost to history. In The Other Gospels, Ehrman and Plese present a rare compilation of over 40 ancient gospel texts and textual fragments that do not appear in the New Testament. This essential collection contains Gospels describing Jesus's infancy, ministry, Passion, and resurrection, as well as the most controversial manuscript discoveries of modern times, including the most significant Gospel discovered in the 20th century-the Gospel of Thomas-and the most recently discovered Gospel, the Gospel of Judas Iscariot. Each translation begins with a thoughtful examination of key historical, literary, and textual issues that places each Gospel in its proper context. The end result is a resource that enables anyone interested in Christianity or the early Church to understand-better than ever before-the deeper meanings of these apocryphal Gospels. The Other Gospels is much more than an annotated guide to the Gospels. Through its authoritative use of engaging, accurate translations, it provides an unprecedented look at early Christianity and the New Testament. This is an indispensable volume for any reader interested in church history, antiquity, or the Christian faith.


Infancy Gospels
1. The Infancy Gospel of Thomas
2. The Infancy Gospel of Thomas C: An Alternative Beginning
3. The Proto-Gospel of James
4. The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew
5. The Latin Infancy Gospels (J Composition): Arundel Form
6. The History of Joseph the Carpenter
Ministry Gospels
7. The Jewish Christian Gospels
The Gospel of the Nazareans
The Gospel of the Ebionites
The Gospel according to the Hebrew
8. The Gospel according to the Egyptians
9. A Gospel Harmony: The Diatessaron?
10. Papyrus Berlin 11710
11. Papyrus Cairo 10735
12. Papyrus Egerton 2 (and Papyrus Koln 255)
13. Papyrus Merton 51
14. Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 210
15. Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 840
16. Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1224
17. Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 2949
18. Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 4009
19. Papyrus Vindobenensis G 2325 (The Fayum Fragment)
Sayings Gospels and Agrapha
20. The Gospel according to Thomas
The Gospel according to Thomas: The Greek Fragments
21. Agrapha
Passion, Resurrection, and Post-Resurrection Gospels
22. The Gospel of Peter
23. The Gospel of Judas
24. Jesus' Correspondence with Abgar
25. The Gospel of the Savior
26. The Discourse upon the Cross
27. The Gospel of Nicodemus (The Acts of Pilate) A
28. The Gospel of Nicodemus (The Acts of Pilate) B (Including the Descent into Hades)
29. The Report of Pontius Pilate (Anaphora Pilati)
30. The Handing Over of Pilate (Paradosis Pilati)
31. The Letter of Pilate to Claudius
32. The Letter of Pilate to Herod
33. The Letter of Herod to Pilate
34. The Letter of Tiberius to Pilate
35. The Vengeance of the Savior (Vindicta Salvatoris)
36. The Death of Pilate Who Condemned Jesus (Mores Pilati)
37. The Narrative of Joseph of Arimathea
38. The Gospel according to Mary
The Gospel according to Mary: Greek Fragments
39. The Greater Questions of Mary

About the author: 

BDE: James A. Gray Professor of Religious Studies, UNC Chapel Hill; ZP: Associate Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, UNC Chapel Hill

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