Heidegger's Bible Handbook: NT Apocrypha: Apocryphal Apocalypses

18. Finally, the Apocalypses of Peter and of Paul.


Also, finally, to the Divine Apocalypse of Saint John some spurious Apocalypses, or Revelations, were added. Of which sort are the Apocalypse of Peter, which we show to have been rejected by the Orthodox out of Eusebius’ Historia Ecclesiastica, book III, chapter 3, section 25, and book VI, chapter 14; although some Churches in Palestine retained the same, and read it yearly on the Day of Preparation,[1] with Sozomen[2] as witness, Historia, book VII, chapter 19: and also the Apocalypse of Paul, concerning which the same Sozomen in the place cited testifies that none of the ancients saw it, and a great many Monks commend it, which the same Monks dream was found by Divine Revelation at Tarsus, in the homeland of Paul, in a marble ark under the earth; which Monks Sozomen there reftures from the testimony of a Cilician Elder and Presbyter of Tarsus.

[1] See Matthew 27:62; Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54; John 19:14, 31, 42. [2] Salminius Hermias Sozomenus (c. 400-c. 450) was a Palestinian Christian historian, author of Historia Ecclesiastica.

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