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Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception

Volume 16
Editor(s): Christine Helmer, Steven L. McKenzie, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, Eric J. Ziolkowski
De Gruyter (Berlin, Boston) 2018

In late antiquity, Manichean groups were known to use a collection of the five earliest apocryphal Acts of the Apostles (Acts Pet., Acts John, Acts Andr., Acts Thom., Acts Paul), as mentioned in the Manichean “Book of Psalms” and by Faustus of Mileve (in Augustine, Faust. 30.4), Philastrius (Divers. haer. lib. 88.6), and Photius (Bibl. cod. 179, referring to the Manichean Agapius). The latter (Bibl. cod. 114) reports that those “travels (περίοδοι) of the Apostles” were written by a certain Leuc…

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