Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Who copied and who canceled the Apocryphal Acts?

THE APOCRYPHICITY BLOG: What Has Apocrypha to Do with Hagiographa? A Reconsideration of the “Editing” of Apocryphal Acts. The following paper was presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (Tony Burke).
Our field today is increasingly skeptical about what church writers say about the texts we study and about their ability to prevent their transmission. We are also moving away from the pursuit of original forms; informed by new philology, we are learning to embrace the variety of text types reflected in the manuscript evidence.
This is a fascinating, albeit technical, account of the transmission of the big-five Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles (Peter, Paul, Thomas, Andrew, and John).

Cross-file under New Testament Apocrypha Watch.

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