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Published: 15 December 2008

224 Pages

ISBN: 9780199541560

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The Armenian Gospel of the Infancy

with three early versions of the Protevangelium of James

Abraham Terian

  • An entirely new contribution to the study of New Testament Apocrypha, the first ever translation of a rare document in its entirety, based on the earliest extant Armenian manuscript of this gospel.
  • Annotated with extensive references to other Infancy Gospels and related texts within the Armenian tradition, providing the significant variants in translation.
  • An appendix provides a translation of three distinct Armenian versions of the Protevangelium of James, the earliest of the Infancy Gospels.
  • Contributes to the study of early Christian literature, highlighting popular traditions in the Early Church that were known in both the East and the West. The Armenian Gospel of the Infancy is a sixth-century translation from a Syriac text that no longer exists.