Saturday, May 30, 2020

Infancy Gospel of Thomas as late-antique travel guide?

APOCRYPHICITY: The Infancy Gospel of Thomas as Pilgrimage Guidebook (Tony Burke).
Of course, none of this is evidence that Infancy Thomas was composed in Nazareth or nearby, nor that it was written to capitalize on the pilgrimage industry—it seems to have been composed too early for that—but that does not mean it could not be used for this purpose in later centuries, particularly given the popularity of pilgrimage and the interplay between apocrypha and pilgrimage that is observable in texts, architecture, and artifacts ...
Cross-file under New Testament Apocrypha Watch.

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