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Acts of Paul
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(Acts Paul). As with most apocryphal acts of the apostles, the text of the Acts Paul is also only preserved in fragments. Its content, Paul's missionary activity, depicted in the form of only a single journey from Damascus via numerous intermediate stations in Asia Minor, Macedonia and Greece, etc. to Rome accompanied by equally numerous miracles, can be reconstructed primarily with the aid of two papyri, a Greek (PH) and a Coptic (PHeid), although significant lacunae remain (NTApo II, 198–211). Only three texts (already independently transmitted quite ear…

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Plümacher, Eckhard, “Acts of Paul”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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