The Apocryphal Acts of Paul, Peter, John, Andrew and Thomas


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The full title of this book, published in 1909, is The Apocryphal Acts of Paul, Peter, John, Andrew and Thomas. As early as the second century, numerous legends concerning the fates of the Christian apostles were in circulation. These Acts, widely regarded as originating circa 150 CE, are among the earliest accounts still in existence of the lives, preaching and martyrdoms of the apostles Paul, Peter, John, Andrew and Thomas. They are written in a fantastic and romantic style, and although they were influential in later Christian conceptions of these apostles, they are historically worthless as biographies. They do, however, reflect many of the beliefs of earliest, pre-Nicene Christianity.

Bernhard Pick translated the most complete versions of the Apocryphal Acts available to him in 1909. Although more complete manuscripts of these Acts have since been discovered, Pick was sometimes working with incomplete texts. Several large lacunae, or gaps in the text, are present in Pick’s translation, and this Librivox recording has attempted to make these lacunae obvious without being intrusive. The Acts of Andrew, in particular, is fragmentary. Also included in this recording are Bernhard Pick’s introductions to each Acts, which reflect the state of scholarly opinion at the time of publication. (Summary by JoeD)

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Chapters

Section 00 – Preface 4:23 Read by JoeD
Section 01 – General Introduction to Apocryphal Acts 16:37 Read by JoeD
Section 02 – Introduction to the Acts of Paul 21:33 Read by JoeD
Section 03 – Introduction to the Acts of Paul and Thecla 11:42 Read by JoeD
Section 04 – Acts of Paul and Thecla, chapters 1 - 21 17:20 Read by JoeD
Section 05 – Acts of Paul and Thecla, chapters 22 - 43 19:22 Read by JoeD
Section 06 – Longer Endings to the Acts of Paul and Thecla 9:21 Read by JoeD
Section 07 – Introduction to Paul’s Correspondence with the Corinthians 6:17 Read by JoeD
Section 08 – Paul’s Correspondence with the Corinthians 9:05 Read by JoeD
Section 09 – Martyrdom of the Holy Apostle Paul 13:51 Read by JoeD
Section 10 – Introduction to the Acts of Peter 5:17 Read by JoeD
Section 11 – The Acts of Peter - The Deed of Peter 8:49 Read by JoeD
Section 12 – The Acts of Peter - Peter’s Affair with Simon – chapters 1 – 6 24:34 Read by JoeD
Section 13 – The Acts of Peter - Peter’s Affair with Simon – chapters 7 – 13 25:12 Read by JoeD
Section 14 – The Acts of Peter - Peter’s Affair with Simon – chapters 14 – 20 23:15 Read by JoeD
Section 15 – The Acts of Peter - Peter’s Affair with Simon – chapters 21 – 29 32:03 Read by JoeD
Section 16 – The Acts of Peter – Martyrdom of the Holy Apostle Peter – chapters… 8:18 Read by JoeD
Section 17 – The Acts of Peter – Martyrdom of the Holy Apostle Peter – chapters… 4:55 Read by JoeD
Section 18 – The Acts of Peter – Martyrdom of the Holy Apostle Peter – chapters… 12:43 Read by JoeD
Section 19 – Introduction to the Acts of John 7:19 Read by JoeD
Section 20 – Acts of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian – chap… 19:06 Read by JoeD
Section 21 - The Acts of John – Arrival at Ephesus and Work There – chapters 18… 13:38 Read by JoeD
Section 22 - The Acts of John – The Picture of John - Healing of the Old Women … 13:12 Read by JoeD
Section 23 - The Acts of John – Destruction of the Artemis Temple – The Raising… 12:06 Read by JoeD
Section 24 - The Acts of John – The Parricide – John and the Partridge - Return… 15:15 Read by JoeD
Section 25 - The Acts of John –End and Raising of Drusiana– chapters 62 – 86 30:53 Read by JoeD
Section 26 - The Acts of John –– Pertaining to the Life of Jesus and His Death … 26:10 Read by JoeD
Section 27 - The Acts of John –– The End of John – chapters 106 – 115 15:36 Read by JoeD
Section 28 – The Acts of John – Appendix – John and the Robber 7:52 Read by JoeD
Section 29 – Introduction to the Acts of Andrew 3:00 Read by JoeD
Section 30 – Acts of Andrew – The Double Fragment by Euodius – Andrew in Prison 28:41 Read by JoeD
Section 31 – Acts of Andrew – The Death of Andrew 15:00 Read by JoeD
Section 32 – Introduction to The Acts of Thomas 8:04 Read by JoeD
Section 33 – The Acts of Thomas – The Deeds of the Holy Apostle Thomas 27:36 Read by JoeD
Section 34 – The Acts of Thomas – Second Deed of the Apostle Thomas – His Appea… 25:50 Read by JoeD
Section 35 – The Acts of Thomas – Third Deed about the Dragon 19:41 Read by JoeD
Section 36 – The Acts of Thomas – Fourth Deed concerning the Colt 6:00 Read by JoeD
Section 37 – The Acts of Thomas – Fifth Deed about the Demon in the Woman 14:41 Read by JoeD
Section 38 – The Acts of Thomas – Sixth Deed concerning the Young Man who Kille… 20:41 Read by JoeD
Section 39 – The Acts of Thomas – Seventh Deed concerning the Commander 9:57 Read by JoeD
Section 40 – The Acts of Thomas – Eighth Deed about the Wild Asses 21:12 Read by JoeD
Section 41 – The Acts of Thomas – Ninth Deed about the Wife of Charis - Chapter… 20:22 Read by JoeD
Section 42– The Acts of Thomas – Ninth Deed about the Wife of Charis - Chapters… 18:47 Read by JoeD
Section 43 – The Acts of Thomas – Ninth Deed about the Wife of Charis - Chapter… 19:11 Read by JoeD
Section 44 – The Acts of Thomas – Tenth Deed how Mygdonia Receives Baptism 23:19 Read by JoeD
Section 45 – The Acts of Thomas – Eleventh Deed concerning the Wife of Misdai 9:28 Read by JoeD
Section 46 – The Acts of Thomas – Twelfth Deed concerning Vazan, Misdai’s Son 20:48 Read by JoeD
Section 47 – The Acts of Thomas – Thirteenth Deed how Vazan and the Others were… 16:21 Read by JoeD
Section 48 – The Acts of Thomas – Martyrdom of the Holy and Famous Apostle Thom… 15:55 Read by JoeD