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Acts of Peter
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(Acts Pet.). Only a few fragments of Acts Pet., first attested (and rejected as non-canonical) with certainty by Eusebius of Caesarea (Hist. eccl. III 3.2), are preserved. Among these, a Latin translation, the so-called Actus Vercellenses, which originated in the 3rd/4th century and adheres rather closely to the original Greek version of the Acts, represents the most important fragment offering about two-thirds of the original account of the Acts Pet. The Martyrdom of Peter (Mart. Pet.) is chiefly transmitted in Greek. A text dealing with his daughter (Papyrus Berol…

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Plümacher, Eckhard, “Acts of Peter”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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