Sunday, September 18, 2016

BHD: Burke on the Christian Apocrypha

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Christian Apocrypha: The “Lost Gospels”? Apocryphal texts and early Christianity (Ellen White). This essay summarizes an article by Dr. Tony Burke in the current issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, the full text of which is behind the subscription wall. I noted that article here. Excerpt:
“Today scholars of the Christian apocrypha are challenging this view of the loss and rediscovery of apocryphal texts,” explains Burke. “It has become increasingly clear that the Christian apocrypha were composed and transmitted throughout Christian history, not just in antiquity.”
Cross-file under New Testament Apocrypha Watch.