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Non-canonical - Evidence

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The Unknown Gospel also contains:
  • A conflict story between Jesus and some lawyers which appears to draw upon John 5:39 and John 9:29
  • An attempt to stone Jesus (drawing on a number of John's texts ), but concluding with the miraculous escape from Luke 4:30
  • The account of the tribute dispute (which incorporates John 3:2 into the synoptic account)
  • An unknown miracle (and perhaps teaching) which takes place by the river Jordan

 

For the complete text and online resources for the 'Unknown Gospel' or the 'Egerton Gospel', click here.

 

Exploring other Apocryphal Writings

If you would like to explore further the fascinating world of non-canonical literature which includes apocryphal, pseudepigraphic (writings which are claiming to be attributed to a particular, usually historic, figure) and intertestamental (writings from the period between the Old and New Testaments) Peter Kirby has been compiling a rich online library. 

Old Testament apocryphal and Jewish intertestamental literature - click here.

New Testament apocryphal and early Christian writings - click here. Please note that this list is chronological and contains the New Testament canon as well as some writings of the church fathers.

Another recent site which provides a gateway for links of early church texts (in original and translated language) which are indexed alphabetically, chronologically and also according to themes is Andrew Maguire's Early Church Texts site - click here.

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