The Gospel of Peter: A New Publication


(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.

About larryhurtado

I'm a scholar in New Testament and Christian Origins, currently Professor of New Testament Language, Literature & Theology in the University of Edinburgh (since 1996), and previously Professor in the Department of Relgiion, University of Manitoba.

2 responses »

  1. The gospel of Peter is still only extant in a fragment representing part of the crucifixion story and part of the resurrection, right? I mean, this new publication isn’t like the whole enchilada, is it?

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