Jewish-Christian Gospel Tradition (Supplements to Vigiliae by Albertus Frederik Johannes Klijn

By Albertus Frederik Johannes Klijn

This paintings represents the 1st self sufficient research of the Jewish-Christian Gospel fragments and of using the Jewish-Christian Gospel culture in early Christian and medieval literature. the writer identifies and introduces the Jewish-Christian Gospels and their resources, provides a severe research of real and spurious references to Jewish-Christian Gospels, after which is going directly to supply a serious textual content (with equipment and bibliography), a translation and an entire statement for every person fragment.

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Evangelium Nazaraeorum We may conclude that J e r o m e was showing off his knowledge of early Jewish-Christian and Aramaic sources. We can not say that the same is true for Latin writers of a later period. Some of them give the same information but they omit to mention its source. This may be because they felt it to be heretical (see especially group B). Nevertheless, we see that sometimes the source has indeed been given'but here we should remember that group A consists almost entirely of references to Hebrew witnesses or to the supposed Hebrew text of Matthew (cf.

It seems to have b e e n composed with help of the three synoptic Gospels but without John. Because the three synoptic Gospels appear to have been known by the composer, a date before 100 is impossible, but since J o h n has not b e e n used, a date after 150 seems to be out of the question. Now we shall look at references outside Epiphanius' works. The problems are complicated, since J e r o m e mixed up various sources as we have seen. H e obviously borrowed some references from Crigen but he also was acquainted with a Gospel which he received from the Nazoraeans.

G. Quispel in particular has succeeded in discovering an extra-canonical Gospel tradition in Jewish-Chnstian and early Christian sources. CHAPTER TWO T H E JEWISH-CHRISTIAN GOSPELS Introduction In spite of the many references to Jewish-Christian Gospels in ancient and mediaeval literature much remains unclear with regard to, for example, their number, the names by which they were originally known and the language in which they were written. Many Christian writers quoted from these Gospels even though they had never seen any of them.

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