This is a beautifully presented and extremely useful contribution to our understanding of the infancy gospel tradition. (Simon J Gathercole, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 31.5
Abraham Terian's translation is mellifluous, and his commentary elaborate, reflecting wide study and knowledge. All libraries with a substantial ecclesiastical collection will need this book. (John A. C. Greppin, Times Literary Supplement
The Armenian Gospel of the Infancy is a sixth-century document, translated from an old Syriac version that no longer exists. It has never before translated into any modern language in its entirety and comprises of some forty stories about Jesus' family, birth, and childhood. These stories include references to Mary's Immaculate Conception through her ear, the foremother Eve's visit to the Christ child, and the schooling of Jesus, his encounters with his peers, and counsel against divorce and the death penalty.