By Christopher Tuckett

ISBN-10: 0199212139

ISBN-13: 9780199212132

ISBN-10: 1435609859

ISBN-13: 9781435609853

This quantity, the 1st in an incredible new sequence so one can offer authoritative texts of key non-canonical gospel writings, includes a serious version, with complete translations, of the entire extant manuscripts of the Gospel of Mary. furthermore, a longer creation discusses the main concerns excited by the translation of the textual content, in addition to finding it in its right old context, whereas a observation explicates issues of element. The gospel has been vital in lots of contemporary discussions of non-canonical gospels, of early Christian Gnosticism, and of discussions of the determine of Mary Magdalene. the current quantity will supply a precious source for all destiny discussions of this significant early Christian textual content.

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26 Cf. Matt. 29, etc. 27 See Ch. 6 below on the Gospel of Mary and the NT, esp. p. 72. 28 Cf. 29–31, 66–72; Matt. 28–31. ’, 71–2. 30 His presence here is thus in one way not surprising. 2 . 4 A N DR EW Andrew plays only a small role in the canonical gospels, his main claim to fame being as the brother of Peter and, as such, being mentioned towards the start of some lists of the names of the Twelve (cf. Matt. 14). 10) as a Wgure who needs no introduction or explanation of who he is. It is, for example, not stated that he and Peter are brothers— perhaps this could be assumed as common knowledge without explicit mention.

N. Stanton, Jesus and Gospel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 9–60. 6 Cf. g. , where the discussion about ‘the gospels’ is almost exclusively confined to the four canonical gospels of the NT. g. texts such as the so-called Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip, the Gospel of the Egyptians, etc. See C. M. Tuckett, ‘Forty Other Gospels’, in M. Bockmuehl and D. A. ), The Written Gospel, FS G. N. Stanton (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), 238–53. 8 See Pasquier, L’E´vangile selon Marie, 12; King, Gospel of Mary, 30; Koester, Ancient Christian Gospels, 21–2.

11–12. The fact that there are (predictably) many variants of the spelling in different NT manuscripts is probably irrelevant: the existence of readings in just some manuscripts indicates that there is no distinction made by scribes between the two Marys by spelling their names differently. Shoemaker also refers to many examples in later Church Fathers, where there is a similar failure to observe any alleged ‘rule’ about the different spellings of the name, depending on who is the referent. ’ 14 A.

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