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Peter and the Twelve Apostles, Acts of
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The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles is the first tractate in NHC 6, 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’ Commentary on the Dream of Scipio, …

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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 24 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00002686>
First published online: 2018



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