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Paul, Acts of
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The Acts of Paul (Cop. empraksis empaulos k[ata] papostolos, i.e. “the act(s) of Paul according to the apostle” in P.Heid.; i.e. Gk praxeis pa[ulos] in P.Hamb.) is the name of a mid- to late 2nd-century CE Christian literary work. The Acts of Paul is a travel narrative that shares many broad similarities to the literary genre of the Greek Romance, and more specifically offers an alternative, but simi…

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Barrier, Jeremy W., “Paul, Acts of”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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