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A Tradition-Historical Study of the Akhmim Gospel Fragment

by Jeremiah J. Johnston;


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The Resurrection of Jesus in the Gospel of Peter

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All four canonical gospels identify the resurrection of Jesus, yet none detail the exact moment of its happening. The absence of this narrative detail was hotly contested in the second century, when critics derided a resurrection account without credible witness. Thus, the discovery of the Akhmim fragment at the end of the 19th century, which purports to provide exactly that detail, is a huge and surprisingly under-utilised addition to Biblical scholarship of the Apocryphal gospels. Johnston examines both the impact of this discovery on the scholarship at the time, and argues for the dating of the fragment to the second century AD. He identifies shared characteristics with other documents from this period, including a rise in anti-semitic feeling, and developments in concepts of the afterlife, and makes a claim for this fragment being the text that aided the development of these movements. The Second Century was the key time in which the non-canonical Biblical texts were established. It was also the era in which theologies which would become 'orthodox' in the third century were penned and defined.
The significance, then, of dating the Akhmim fragment to the second century AD is huge. This work will be of great use to scholars of Second Temple Judaism, and those with an interest in the creation of the ideas that surround scholarship of the Bible.

The Resurrection of Jesus in the Gospel of Peter by Jeremiah J. Johnston was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in January 2016. The ISBN for The Resurrection of Jesus in the Gospel of Peter is 9780567666109.

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Page last updated 12th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (January 2016)
Weight529g
Number of Pages240
Thickness16 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567666109
ISBN-100567666107
Product Code4352174
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