(Larry Hurtado): “The Gospel of Peter” is an extra-canonical book about Jesus, the text of which was found in a small codex buried with an Egyptian Christian sometime between the 6th and 9th centuries CE. I’ve just received a copy of the major new study of this important text by my colleague here, Dr. Paul Foster: The Gospel of Peter: Introduction, Critical Edition and Commentary (“Texts and Editions for NT STudy” 4; Leiden: Brill, 2010).
This substantial volume (511 pp. + bibliography and indexes) is the product of several years of work and is now the most thorough treatment of GPeter available in any language. There is a 174-pp. Introduction (which includes a full review of previous scholarship, and discussions of a number of relevant questions), photographic plates and transcription, fresh English translation, and detailed (300 pp) commentary.