Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online

Get access

Peter and the Twelve Apostles, Acts of
(3,241 words)

The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles is the first tractate in NHC VI,(Nag Hammadi Writings), written in the Sahidic dialect of Coptic. There are indications that the Coptic text was translated from Greek (Schenke, 1992, 413). The unique style of the writing has prompted different suggestions about its genre. H.-M. Schenke (1992, 414) compared it to Lucian of Samosata’s True Story; A.L. Molinari (2000, 83–92), referring to Macrobius’ Commen…

Cite this page
Czachesz, István, “Peter and the Twelve Apostles, 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 02 October 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00002686>
First published online: 2018



▲   Back to top   ▲