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Matthew, Pseudo-
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The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew is a medieval rewriting in Latin of the Protevangelium Jacobi, the Protevangelium of James, containing the events from the birth of Mary to the holy family’s escape to Egypt.


The title Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew/Pseudo-Matthäus-Evangelium was first given to the text by K. von Tischendorf in his edition of Evangelia apocrypha (2nd ed., Leipzig, 1876). K. von Tischendorf cho…

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Ehlen, Oliver, “Matthew, Pseudo-”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 28 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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