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Nazoreans, Gospel of the
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The Gospel of the Nazoreansis what we call the Aramaic gospel read by the Nazoreans, although the name Evangelium Nazaraeorum is first attested in the 9th century, in the work of Haymo of Auxerre (PL 116, 994B), who cites comments made by Jerome. According to Eusebius (Hist. eccl. IV 22.8), Hegesippus already knew of an Aramaic gospel c. 160–170ce. Fragments that might go back to such a gospel (and are distinct from the frgms. of the Gk Gospel of the Hebrews ) appear in the works of Eusebius of Caesarea, Jerome, and the Latin editor of Origen’s commentary on Matthew. Since J…

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Frey, Jörg, “Nazoreans, Gospel of the”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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