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  Apocalypse of Peter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The recovered Apocalypse of Peter or Revelation of Peter is extant in two translations of a lost original, one Greek, one Ethiopic, which diverge considerably.
The Apocalypse of Peter is framed as a vision first of heaven, and then of hell, granted to Peter, the favourite figure of the Orthodox church (as opposed to James the Just, favourite of the Jewish Christians).
The Apocalypse of Peter was eventually not accepted into the Christian canon and thus remains today among the New Testament apocrypha, though references to it attest to its once in wide circulation.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles
Peter was one of the three Apostles (with James and John) who were with Christ on certain special occasions the raising of the daughter of Jairus from the dead (Mark 5:37; Luke 8:51); the Transfiguration of Christ (Matthew 17:1; Mark 9:1; Luke 9:28), the Agony in the Garden of Gethsemani (Matthew 26:37; Mark 14:33).
Peter returned occasionally to the original Christian Church of Jerusalem, the guidance of which was entrusted to St. James, the relative of Jesus, after the departure of the Prince of the Apostles (A.D. The last mention of St. Peter in the Acts (15:1-29; cf.
Peter's residence and death in Rome are established beyond contention as historical facts by a series of distinct testimonies extending from the end of the first to the end of the second centuries, and issuing from several lands.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11744a.htm   (7872 words)

At the end of the second century the Apocalypse was acknowledged by the historical representatives of the principal churches as the genuine work of John the Apostle.
In Asia, Melito, Bishop of Sardis, one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse, acknowledged the Revelation of John and wrote a commentary on it (Eusebius, Hist.
Throughout the Apocalypse the portraiture of Jesus is that of the lamb.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01594b.htm   (5550 words)

 The Apocalypse of Peter
For example, Peter in the Apocalypse saith that the children born out of due time (abortively) that would have been of the better part (i.
But the milk of the mothers, flowing from their breasts and congealing, saith Peter in the Apocalypse, shall engender small beasts (snakes) devouring the flesh, and these running upon them devour them: teaching that the torments come to pass because of the sins (correspond to the sins).
And he (Peter) pondered thereon, that he might perceive the mystery of the Son of God, the merciful and lover of mercy.
reluctant-messenger.com /apocalypse-of-peter.htm   (7451 words)

 Theology WebSite: New Testament Study Helps: Peter's Letters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Peter may well have imagined an extension of the attack and wished to warn the Asian Christians of what was in store for them.
Assuming that Peter is writing as he says he is, to God's elect "scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia" (1:1), we may arrive at the purpose of this letter with a fair degree of precision.
If 2 Peter was sent to a restricted destination, it is not difficult to imagine that many churches may not have received it in their early history of the canon.
www.theologywebsite.com /nt/peter.shtml   (1294 words)

 Index - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament
It is probable that the so-called Apocalypse of Peter (early second century) used it and the Epistle of Jude either used it or II Peter used Jude.
Silvanus was the one for I Peter (1Pe 5:12).
It used to be said that it was impossible for II Peter to have been written in the first century, because it had the atmosphere of the second.
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 Apocalypse of Peter (Akhmim)
625): "The significance of the Apocalypse of Peter as an important witness of the Petrine literature is not to be underestimated.
Peter is the decisive witness of the resurrection event.
In its description of heaven and hell the Apocalypse draws on the abundance of ideas from the East which has also left its deposit in the writings of late Jewish Apocalyptic and the mystery religions.
www.earlychristianwritings.com /apocalypsepeter.html   (591 words)

 The Development of the Canon of the New Testament - Apocalypse of Peter
The Apocalypse of Peter is best known for its lurid descriptions of the punishments of hell.
In contrast to the Revelation of John which displays the final struggle and triumph of Jesus Christ, its interest no longer lies on the person of the Redeemer, but on the situation in the after-life, on the description of different classes of sinner, on the punishment of the evil and the salvation of the righteous.
For the identification of the Apocalypse of Peter and the assessment of its significance and influence, the citations in the Church Fathers are particularly important.
www.ntcanon.org /Apocalypse_of_Peter.shtml   (717 words)

 Apocalypse Of Peter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
100-125 C.E. The Apocalypse of Peter is the earliest Christian reference to the afterlife, describing in vivid detail the paradise of Heaven and the torments of Hell.
The work is quite early, for it was referenced by Clement and likely used by the author of the Apocalypse of Paul; It may even predate the canonical Apocalypse (Revelation) of John.
It is difficult to speculate why it fell out of favor in the orthodox church, except perhaps that it was often associated with the heretical Gospel of Peter.
www.maplenet.net /~trowbridge/apocpet1.htm   (174 words)

 The Apocalypse Of Peter
100-125 B.C. The Apocalypse of Peter is the earliest Christian reference to the afterlife, describing in vivid detail the paradise of Heaven and the torments of Hell.
But you yourself, Peter, become perfect in accordance with your name with myself, the one who chose you, because from you i established a base for the remnant whom I have summoned to knowledge.
We have seen that the Gospel of Peter is quoted by writers of the latter end of the second century.
www.bibleprobe.com /apocpeter.htm   (8870 words)

 A Mass of the Apocalypse, Peter Dickinson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Peter Dickinson : A Mass of the Apocalypse
Peter Dickinson's Mass of the Apocalypse is having its first performance today.
Peter Dickinson has written church music for the Anglican rite for choir and organ, but the new work is for choir with accompaniment for two professional percussion players and a pianist, with a role for an actor as well.
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 Apocalypse of Peter --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The unknown author, who claimed to be Peter the Apostle, relied on the canonical Gospels and on Revelation to John to construct a conversation between himself and Jesus regarding events at the end of the world.
Peter became the most prominent of the 12 disciples.
Although British actor Peter O'Toole began his career in theater, it was his portrayal of T.E. Lawrence in the motion picture Lawrence of Arabia, released in 1962, that brought him international acclaim.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9059450   (772 words)

 Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. X
Such writings are the (Christian) Apocalypse of Esdras, the Vision of Paul, the Passion of S. Perpetua and the visions contained in the History of Barlaam and Josaphat.
The heaven of the Petrine Apocalypse is akin to the Elysian Fields and the Islands of the Blest.
It is called the Apocalypse of Peter, or the narrative of things revealed to him by Jesus Christ which had taken place from the beginning of the world and which shall take place till the end of the world or the second coming of Christ.
www.bible.ca /history/fathers/ANF-10/anf10-10.htm   (1497 words)

 The New Testament confirms the Apocalypse of Peter which claims that Jesus never died on the cross.
The New Testament confirms the Apocalypse of Peter which claims that Jesus never died on the cross.
Unlike the Gospels of the New Testament, the Apocalypse of Peter (the Revelations sent to Peter) was directly written and spoken by Peter himself.
Peter according to the NT and to the Apocalypse was the only one who witnessed the crucifixion.
www.answering-christianity.com /nt_confirms_apocalypse_of_peter.htm   (7316 words)

The manuscript in which it is a little book containing a portion of the Book of Enoch in Greek, this fragment on the Passion and another, a description of Heaven and Hell, which is either (as I now think) a second fragment of the Gospel, or a piece of the Apocalypse of Peter.
But we, the twelve disciples of the Lord, were weeping and were in sorrow, and each one being grieved for that which had befallen 60 departed unto his own house.
But I, Simon Peter, and Andrew my brother, took our nets and went unto the sea: and there was with us Levi the son of Alphaeus, whom the Lord (For Fragment II see Apocalypse of Peter.)
www.misericordia.edu /users/davies/thomas/gpeter.htm   (1755 words)

 Bible Survey: 2 Peter
The title comes from the name of the author, Peter; it is the second of two letters written by Peter.
The authorship of 2 Peter has been widely questioned in scholarly circles, and the majority consensus is that the letter, though claiming to have been written by Peter, actually was not.
There were pseudonymous works circulating in the early church that claimed to be written by Peter (The Apocalypse of Peter, The Gospel of Peter, The Acts of Peter, The Teaching of Peter, The Letter of Peter to James, The Preaching of Peter) but they were never accepted by the church as authoritative.
www.theology.edu /2peter.htm   (369 words)

 Apocalypse Of Peter
Peter, wherefore speakest thou thus, that not to have been created were better for them?
Their raiment is not woven, but white as that of the fuller, according as I saw on the mountain where Moses and Elias were.
Peter weeps many hours, and is at last consoled by an answer which, though exceedingly diffuse and vague does seem to promise ultimate pardon for all:
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 Peter, Apocalypse of on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
PETER, APOCALYPSE OF [Peter, Apocalypse of] see Pseudepigrapha.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Disease, and Gospel in Reformation Europe.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Religion, War, Famine, and Death in Reformation Europe.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/x/x-p1eter-a1p.asp   (279 words)

Apocalypses are well represented in the Pseudepigrapha; those of the early Judaic period may date from the 3d cent.
Future expectation plays a lesser role in the Pseudepigrapha than might be expected; although the apocalypses are interested in the future's determination, they more often stress the faithful standing strong while awaiting God's triumph.
Apocalypse of Peter - Peter, Apocalypse of: see Pseudepigrapha.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/society/A0840375.html   (623 words)

 Coptic Apocalypse of Peter
presupposes and criticizes the structures of a Great Church in process of consolidation, and the appropriation of Peter as the inaugurator of Gnosis is probably also directed against this; these points together with the controversy with other gnostics suggest placing the document at the end of the 2nd century or the beginning of the 3rd.
The view of the Gnostic community, including its relationship to Peter as its originator, is another key theme of this document.
Of considerable interest are the identity of the gnostic group to which the writing is addressed, and the stage of the controversy, between emerging orthodoxy and heresy, presupposed by the tractate.
www.earlychristianwritings.com /nhlapocalypsepeter.html   (350 words)

 DVDFILE.COM: Apocalypse Now review
War is a subject that has been well-explored in the cinema long before Apocalypse Now, and certainly will be long after.
To be honest, I'm not sure I could describe what Apocalypse Now is really "about." I could parlay scenes, dialogue and feelings, or try and intellectually dissect it.
So, for an "explanation" of Apocalypse Now, well, it is better left just to experience instead of trying to analyze.
www.dvdfile.com /software/review/dvd-video/apocalypsenow.htm   (1282 words)

 On-Line Texts Related to Biblical Study: Christian Revelations & Apocalypses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Note that the terms "apocalypse" and "revelation" are both translations of the same Greek term.
I would have preferred to standardize on "revelation," at least partly because "apocalypse" in modern usage carries with it the connotation of eschatological vision.
Never-the-less, in scholarly circles, 'apocalypse' is the standard label for some of these works, 'revelation' for others.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /~humm/Resources/Texts/chrRevs.html   (193 words)

 CHURCH FATHERS: The Apocalypse of Peter
But the milk of the women running down from their breasts and congealing shall engender small flesh eating beasts: and these run up upon them and devour them.
of Peter) says, "shall present all men before God at the day of judgment, being itself also to be judged, with the heaven also which encompasses it."
The scripture says that infants that have been exposed are delivered to a care-taking angel, by whom they are educated and so grow up, and they will be, it says, as the faithful of a hundred years old are here.
www.newadvent.org /fathers/1003.htm   (962 words)

 The Apocalypse of Peter
Written in the second century AD (probably in the first half), the Apocalypse of Peter enjoyed great popularity for some time.
David Frankfurter disagrees with the idea that the Apocalypse of Peter originates in Palestine and sees its roots in Egypt
The text, which only survives in fragments, suggests itself as the ultimate source for writings such as 'the (Christian) Apocalypse of Esdras, the Vision of Paul, the Passion of S. Perpetua and the visions contained in the History of Barlaam and Josaphat.'
www.apocalyptic-theories.com /theories/about/peter.html   (161 words)

 The Apocalypse of Peter
The Dream Visions present ex eventu prophecies clothed in fantastic apocalyptic figures showing the span of Israel's history and the final consummation of God's plan through the exultation of Israel.
Particularly memorable is the animal apocalypse where the history of Israel is told with barnyard animals.
In summary, 1 Enoch is an apocalyptic work set in an elaborate spirit-filled cosmos that deals with the end of history and the consummation of God's plan for Israel.
www.apocalyptic-theories.com /theories/about/1enoch2.htm   (326 words)

 ricoblog - Thursday, 03 February 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Apocalypse of Peter 24, First Timothy 2.9, and "adorned"
First, Marc Goodacre has posted a copy of the Greek of the Apocalypse of Peter (Akhmim Fragment) online.
The Life and Works of Henry Barclay Swete has Swete's translation of the Gospel of Peter fragment up, along with (somewhat smallish) graphics of the fragment itself.
www.supakoo.com /rick/ricoblog/default,date,2005-02-03.aspx   (2193 words)

 The Apocalypse of Peter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
«The Apocalypse of Peter» is the first modern collection of studies on this intriguing Early Christian book, that has mainly survived in Ethiopic.
It is followed by a new look at the circumstances of its finding, the composition of the codex and its character, and also by a new edition of the Bodleian and Rainer fragments.
The book concludes with a study of the Gnostic «Apocalypse of Peter».
www.peeters-leuven.be /boekoverz.asp?nr=7671   (108 words)

 Other Scriptures : Other Ancient Scripture: LDSFAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Apocalypse of Peter is one of fifty-three religious treatises that make up the Coptic Gnostic Library that was discovered near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in 1946.
This particular treatise is narrated by Peter, who is sitting with the Savior in the temple the day before the Crucifixion.
He discusses spiritual blindness, opens to Peter a vision, and reiterates that Peter will be a spiritual leader to the righteous.
ldsfaq.byu.edu /view.asp?q=115   (286 words)

 Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. X
Another work bearing the name of the Apostle Peter, his Apocalypse, which once appeared to have some claim to a place in the canon, has also been found.
The Epistles of Clement, which formerly broke off abruptly, have recovered their concluding portions, and the earliest public appeal to the head of the state on behalf of christianity is also now in our possession.
The history of the discussions awakened by these discoveries cannot yet be written, but it is not too early to place the English reader in possession of the documents thus restored to the Christian community.
www.bible.ca /history/fathers/ANF-10/anf10.htm   (767 words)

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