The Apocryphal Acts of Paul, Peter, John, Andrew and Thomas

The Apocryphal Acts of Paul, Peter, John, Andrew and Thomas  (1909) 
by Bernhard Pick

This 1909 translation by a noted German-American scholar took advantage of recent manuscript discoveries and publications to provide fuller translations (or in some cases the first translation) of the earliest apocryphal Acts of the apostles into English.


APOCRYPHAL ACTS
OF
PAUL, PETER, JOHN,
ANDREW
AND THOMAS
BY
BERNHARD PICK

THE
APOCRYPHAL ACTS
OF
PAUL, PETER, JOHN,
ANDREW and THOMAS
BY
BERNHARD PICK
CHICAGO
THE OPEN COURT PUBLISHING CO.
LONDON AGENTS
Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd.
1909

Copyright 1909
by
THE OPEN COURT PUBLISHING CO.
CHICAGO

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE

 
Preface
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
iii
 
General Introduction to Apocryphal Acts
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
vii
I.
THE ACTS OF PAUL
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
i
 
A. The Acts of Paul and Thecla
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8
 
B. Paul's correspondence with the Corinthians
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
35
 
C. The Martyrdom of the Holy Apostle Paul
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
43
II.
THE ACTS OF PETER
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
50
 
1. The deed of Peter
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
52
 
2. Peter's affair with Simon
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
57
 
Martyrdom of the Holy Apostle Peter
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
106
III.
THE ACTS OF JOHN
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
123
 
1. Acts of the Holy Apostle John the Theologian
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126
 
2. Arrival at Ephesus and Work there
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
136
 
Lycomedes and Cleopatra
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136
 
The picture of John
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
142
 
Healing of the old women
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
145
 
Destruction of the Artemis Temple
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
148
 
The Raising of the Priest
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
152
 
The Parricide
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
154
 
John and the Partridge
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
157
 
3. Return to Ephesus and Second Abode there
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
159
 
From Laodicea a second time to Ephesus
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
159
 
End and Raising up of Drusiana
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
161
 
4. Pertaining to the life of Jesus and His Death
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
175
 
5. The end of John
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
188
 
Appendix: John and the robber
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
196
IV.
THE ACTS OF ANDREW
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
200
 
1. The double fragment of Euodius
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
201
 
2. Andrew in prison
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
203
 
3. The death of Andrew
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
215
V.
THE ACTS OF THOMAS
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
200
 
The deeds of the holy Apostle Thomas
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
225
 
First deed of the Apostle Judas Thomas. How the Lord sold him to the merchant Abban, that he should go down and convert India
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
225
 
Second deed of the Apostle Thomas. His appearance before King Gundafor
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
238
 
Third deed. About the dragon
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250
 
Fourth deed. Concerning the colt
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260
 
Fifth deed. About the demon that dwelt in the woman
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
262
 
Sixth deed. Concerning the young man who killed the maiden
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
270
 
Seventh deed. Concerning the commander
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279
 
Eighth deed. About the wild asses
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284
 
Ninth deed. About the wife of Charis
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
294
 
Tenth deed. How Mygdonia receives baptism
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
323
 
Eleventh deed. Concerning the wife of Misdai
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
333
 
Twelfth deed. Concerning Vazan, Misdai's son
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
338
 
Thirteenth deed. How Vazan and the others were baptized
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
348
 
Martyrdom of the Holy and Famous Apostle Thomas
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
355
I.
INDEX OF PASSAGES
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363
II.
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
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366


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