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Ancient Christian Apocrypha*

Antike christliche Apokryphen (ACA) is the title given to the seventh edition of a work that first appeared more than a century ago and that has always situated itself within a much longer tradition, which ultimately goes back to J. A. Fabricius in the early 18th cen-tury. The first edition appeared in 1904 and was given the title Neutestamentliche Apokryphen. Its editor was Edgar Hennecke, »Pastor in Betheln (Hannover)«.

The purpose of the book was to inform readers about the present state of affair in the research of a number of apocryphal texts and also offer full or partial German translations of these documents. It was quite an achievement: Hennecke and his fifteen collaborators produced a volume of almost 590 pages co-vering the whole of the ...

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