Acts of Peter

Estimated Range of Dating: 150-200 A.D.

Chronological List of Early Christian Writings
Online Text for Acts of Peter

English Translation by M.R. James
Online Resources for Acts of Peter

Geoff Trowbridge’s Introduction
Offline Resources for Acts of Peter

Wilhelm Schneemelcher, ed., translation by R. McL. Wilson, New Testament Apocrypha : Writings Relating to the Apostles Apocalypses and Related Subjects (Louisville: John Knox Press, 1992), pp. 271-321.
Stevan Davies, The Revolt of the Widows: The Social World of the Apocryphal Acts (Southern Illinois Univ Pr 1980).
Recommended Books for the Study of Early Christian Writings
Information on Acts of Peter

Robert F. Stoops writes (The Anchor Bible Dictionary, v. 5, p. 267):

One of the earliest of the apocryphal acts of the apostles, the Acts of Peter reports a miracle contest between Simon Magus and the apostle Peter in Rome. It concludes with Peter’s martyrdom. The Acts of Peter was originally composed in Greek during the second half of the 2d century, probably in Asia Minor. The majority of the text has survived only in the Latin translation of the Vercelli manuscript. The concluding chapters are preserved separately as the Martyrdom of Peter in three Greek manuscripts and in Coptic (fragmentary), Syriac, Ethiopic, Arabic, Armenian, and Slavonic versions.

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