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The New Testament Apocrypha [Paperback]

M. R. James

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30 Nov 2004
The first book to supply the English reader with a comprehensive view of the apocryphal literature connected to the New Testament. It contains translations of all the important texts in the style of the Authorized Version, and makes available the results of historic researches into their origin, history, and value.

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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Apocryhile Press is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10 Oct 2008
By R. mcfarland - Published on Amazon.com
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i bought this book because all of the other Apocryphile Press books are awesome. there are to many books inside to list. it has 594 pages. the Apocryphile Press series contains all of the books of the apocrypha you would ever want. if you get the new testament apocrypha, the apcocrypha vol.1 (red book) and pseudepigrapha vol.2 (light blue book). you will have them all except the book of jasher.
UPDATED 06-14-2009
here is the listing of the contents, some titles are only 1-3 pages.
the gospel according to the hebrews
the gospel of ebionites
the gospel according to the eygyptians
the gospel of phillip
the gospel of traditions of matthias
the gospel of peter
the gospel of thomas
the preaching of peter
the birth of mary
the lesser question of mary
the accents of james and other lost books
the memoria of the apostles
the gelsian decree
list of the 66 books
the stichometry of nicephorus
the sunopsis of pseudo-athanasius
the fayoum gospel fragment
fragment of another gospel
sthe strasburg papyrus
fragment preserved with the pistis sophia
fragment preserved with the acts of paul
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4.0 out of 5 stars Early work by an English scholar. 21 Sep 2009
By R. Walters - Published on Amazon.com
M. R. James at the time of the first edition of this book in 1924 by Oxford Press was Provost of Eton and formerly had held the same position at King's College, Cambridge. A corrected edition was issued in 1953 and has been reprinted. While it represents the virtues of British scholarship of its time, readers may wish to consider newer works which have the benefit of more recent scholarship and which, for some, may appear in a more accessible format. One other reviewer mentions "books not included" with the Old and New Testaments. James is concerned with the New Testment apocryphal books and not those of the Old Testament. They are two separate matters as is as well the Old Testament pseudepigrapha.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version not the same as hardcopy - missing Jame's notes. 19 Nov 2013
By Vic - Published on Amazon.com
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The Kindle version is NOT the same as the print edition, do NOT be fooled. If you need the M.R. James notes, do NOT buy the Kindle version.
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Christian Reference Book 21 Dec 2011
By Laura Lewis - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is another must have for anyone studying Christian theology or just curious about the time period immediately following the era of Jesus Christ's ministry. This book is not really for the novice reader of theology since the material may confuse some not familiar with the books that are not in the canonized Biblical Scripture. However, if you are looking to study heretical doctrines and myths that plagued the church in the early era of the church, this book is a great place to start. I recommend this book to all scholars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the OT Apoc-Pseudo. 27 Feb 2013
By Pastor Pete - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this NT Apocrypha maybe 9 months ago or so and found it very complete and adequate. My first work with it was concerning the infancy legends of Jesus. I planned to buy the 2 OT vols. and have a whole set. Well, today I recieved the OT vols. and WOW! Impressive appartaus notes with lexiographical and source-crit info. Now I wish my NT one was like the OT ones. The OT books are much larger, basically twice the size. So they won't really look like they are a set on the shelf, but no matter. Still, this volume is very affordable and complete and helps unravel some of the inspirations for historical and even modern day pseudo-Christian cults.
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