The Gospel of Peter: Introduction, Critical Edition and Commentary (Texts and Editions for New Testament Study, Volume 4)

By Paul Foster

This publication is significant serious research at the Gospel of Peter. It introduces and advances the key debates encompass this article, it bargains a clean scholarly variation of the Greek textual content with text-critical notes, and it provides a entire statement at the textual content.

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Four. abraded five. ]ὁ φίλος Π̣ [ε]ι̣λ̣ά̣[τ]ου̣ [ 6. ] ι̣ς ὅτι ἐκέλευσεν [ 7. ελ]θ̣ὼν πρὸς Πειλᾶτο̣[ν eight. ]τ̣ὸ̣ σῶμα εἰς ταφὴν [ nine. ῾Ηρῴδ]η̣ ν ᾐτησα[το | 14. μ̣ ου[ 10. ] η̣ ναι εἰπὼ[ν | 15. Πειλ[ατ eleven. ]α̣ ιτησα [ | sixteen. τις α[ὐτὸν 12. ]αὐτὸν̣ [ | 17. με̣ν̣ thirteen. ] ὅτι α[ | 18 [. Gospel of Peter 2:3–5a ὁ φίλος Πειλάτου εἰδὼς ὅτι στωυρίσκειν ἦλθεν πρὸς Πειλάτον τὸ σῶμα τοῦ κυρίου πρὸς ταφήν πρὸς ῾Ηρῴδην ᾔτησεν αὐτοῦ [ἔφη] ἀδελφε Πειλᾶτε τις α[ὐτὸν ᾐτήκει αὐτὸν ἐθαπτομεν ἐπεὶ 240 The confusion among numbering the bigger fragment with a Roman numeral and the smaller fragment with an Arabic numeral is because of Coles. 241 Coles, ‘2949. Fragments of an Apocryphal Gospel(? )’, 15. 242 Crossan, The move that Spoke, eight. creation sixty three a couple of issues must be made when it comes to the way in which Crossan provides this information. First, he turns out unconcerned that the necessary breaks within the Gos. puppy. produces extensively divergent line lengths, with the shortest whole line having 14 letters while the longest line has 24 letters. moment the situation of the smaller fragment, at the right-hand part of the bigger fragment turns out arbitrary, and whereas the smaller fragment includes a few letters that align with the Akhmîm textual content, no clarification is given to provide an explanation for how strains 10–13 of the bigger textual content are to be accounted for opposed to the Akhmîm wording. 243 3rd, and such a lot tellingly, while one examines the particular papyrus fragments that shape P. Oxy. 2949 one is struck via the level of reconstruction that has happened to provide larger conformity among the Oxyrhynchus fragments and the Akhmîm textual content. 244 Lührmann makes a lot of the correspondence of the word ὁ φίλος Πειλάτου. He states that this ‘friend’ is Joseph of Arimathea in either texts. whereas this can be evidently the case within the Akhmîm textual content the place he desk 10. Lührmann’s presentation of the parallel245 P. Oxy. 2949 five. 6. 7. eight. nine. 10. eleven. 12. thirteen. Gospel of Peter 2:3–5a ]ὁ φίλος Π̣[ε]ι̣λ̣α̣[τ]ου̣ [ ] ς ὅτι ἐκέλευσεν[ ελ]θ̣ὼν πρὸς Πειλᾶτο[̣ ν ]τὸ̣ ̣ σῶμα εἰς ταφήν[ three ῾Ηρῴδ]η̣ν ᾐτησα[το ]η̣ ναι εἰπώ[ν ]η̣τησα [ ]αὐτὸν̣[ ] ὅτι α[ four five ὁ φίλος Πειλάτου καί εἰδὼς ὅτι στωυρίσκειν ἦλθεν πρὸς τὸν Πειλάτον τὸ σῶμα τοῦ κ(υρίο)υ πρὸς ταφήν πρὸς ῾Ηρῴδην ᾔτησεν ἔφη? ᾐτήκει? αὐτὸν ᾑτήκει ? αὐτὸν ἐθάπτομεν? ἐπεί? γάρ? 243 back examine the remedy of Kraus and Nicklas. whereas typically they properly point out the doubtful letters in P. Oxy. 2949 on events they fail to mark reconstructed letters. See specifically ἐκέλευσεν online 6, the place the center letters of the observe were abraded. See Kraus and Nicklas, Das Petrusevangelium and die Petrusapokalypse, 55–58. 244 specifically quite a lot of the textual content of the P. Cair. 10759 are passed over, hence making the correspondences look proportionately more than the divergences. 245 Lührmann, ‘POx 2949: EvPt 3–5 in einer Handschrift des 2. /3. Jahrhunderts’, 218. sixty four creation is explicitly named (but easily as ‘Joseph’, no longer ‘of Arimathea’), this is often simply the case for P. Oxy. 2949 if one has already made up our minds that the 2 manuscripts symbolize an analogous base textual content.

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