Acts of Peter and Paul

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The Acts of Peter and Paul is a late text from the New Testament apocrypha, thought to date from after the 4th century. An alternate version exists, known as the Passion of Peter and Paul, with variances in the introductory part of the text.

Synopsis

The text is framed as the tale of Paul's journey from the island of Gaudomeleta to Rome. It assigns Peter as Paul's brother. It also describes the death of Paul by beheading, an early church tradition. The text also contains a letter purporting to be from Pilate, known as Acts of Pilate.

Origins

The work appears to have been based on the Acts of Peter, with the addition of Paul's presence where before it was only Peter's.

References

  • Translation of the Acts of Peter and Paul at the New Advent website


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