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The Apocryphal New Testament Easy to use collection of English translations of the New Testament Apocrypha.

General and Background

General and Background

  • A. Y. Collins, ‘Early Christian Apocalyptic Literature’, ANRW 2.25.6, 4665–4711.

  • C. Rowland, The Open Heaven: A Study of Apocalyptic in Judaism and Christianity (London, 21985).

  • P. Vielhauer and G. Strecker, ‘Apokalypsen und Verwandtes: Einleitung’, in Hennecke5, ii. 493–547; Eng. trans. ii. 569–602. [Cf. Vielhauer's essays in Hennecke3, ii. 407–53; Eng. trans. ii. 581–642.]

  • Richard Bauckham, The Fate of the Dead: Studies on the Jewish and Christian Apocalypses (Leiden, 1998) (= Novum Testamentum Supplements 93).

Old Testament Apocalyptic

  • H. F. D. Sparks (ed.), The Apocryphal Old Testament (Oxford, 1984).

  • J. H. Charlesworth (ed.), The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, i. Apocalyptic Literature and Testaments (London, 1983).

The following apocalypses are included with translations:

  • 1. Apocalypse of Peter, with appendix from the Sibylline Oracles.

  • 2. Apocalypse of Paul (Visio Pauli).

  • 3. Apocalypse of Thomas.

  • 4. (a) The Questions of Bartholomew, and

  • (b) The Book of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ by Bartholomew the Apostle.

  • 5. The Letter of James (Epistula Iacobi apocrypha).

Other apocalypses (with only short introductory notes) follow the above texts. (The Epistle of the Apostles could qualify for inclusion in this category as a revelatory document but is included by convention with other epistles.)

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