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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Acts, Spurious, or Apocryphal

(Acta Apostolorum Apocrypha). The recent discoveries of Tischendorf, as published by him under the title Acta Apostolorum Apocrypha (Lips. 1851) with which comp. his Additamenta ad Actca Apostlorum Apocrypha, in the prolegomena to his Apocalypses Apocr. p. 47, etc. have brought to light an extensive collection of such spurious acts viz.:

1. Acta Andrea (given by Tischendorf, Acta Apostolorum Apocrypha, p. 105-131 comp. also p. 41 sq.).

2. Acta Andrae et. Matthice in Ur. be Anthropophagarum (ibid. p. 132- 166; comp. p. 47 sq. and Apocal. Apocr. p.

3. Acta Barnabae, or Περιόδοι καὶ Μαρτύριον τοῦ ἁγίου Βαρνάβα τοῦ Ἀποστόλου (ibid. p. 64-74).

4. Acta Bartholomi (ibid. p. 243-260).

5. Acta Joannis (ibid. p. 266-276).

6. Acta et Martyrium Matthcei (ibid. p. 167-189; comp. p. 60).

7. Acta Pauli et Thecloe (ibid. p. 40-63; comp. p. 22).

8. Acta Petri et Pauli (ibid. p. 14; comp. p. 1-39).

9. Acta Philippi, or Ε᾿κ τῶν Περιόδων Φιλίππου τοῦ Ἀποστόλου (ibid. p. 37; comp. p. 75-94 and Apocal. Apocr. p. 141-156).

10. Acta Philippi in Hellade (ibid. p. 95-104).

11. Acta Thaddcei (ibid. p. 261-25).

12. Acta Thomoe (ibid. p. 190-243; comp. Apocal. Apocr. p. 156-161). Prof. W. Wright has edited and translated the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles from the Syriac texts in the British Museum and other libraries (Lond. 1871, 2 vol. 8vo). (B.P.)

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Acts, Spurious, or Apocryphal'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/acts-spurious-or-apocryphal.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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