Friday, June 30, 2017

Apocalypse of Peter (Greek text)

Back in 2005, I transcribed a Greek text of the Apocalypse of Peter (Akhmim fragment, from Erich Klostermann's edition) and uploaded to the web. I updated the files in 2007 and 2009 and for a couple of years I have been meaning to make some corrections to the text in the files. I am very grateful to Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Schütt for pointing out several typos in the original files. They are now all corrected and I think we have a pretty accurate version, but please let me know if you spot anything else that's in need of correction. They are found in the same spot here:


Apocalypse of Peter (Akhmim Fragment) [PDF]

Update (5 July 2017): Please see comments (below) for some helpful updates and bibliography on the Apocalypse of Peter from Wolfgang Grünstäudl.



2 comments:

Gruenstaeudl said...

Thank you so much for providing us with an updated version of your transcription of the Akhmim fragment. This is certainly a very useful tool for all of those who are looking for a first orientation regarding this fascinating text.
Let me just add two things which might be of interest in this context:

First, in 2004 a new critical edition of the existing Greek witnesses of this Apocalypse - including a detailed description of the manuscripts (with photographs), a bibliography, a transcription and an English translation - has been published:
Tobias Nicklas and Thomas J. Kraus (eds.), Das Petrusevangelium und die Petrusapokalypse: Die griechischen Fragmente mit deutscher und englischer Übersetzung (Die griechischen christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten Jahrhunderte. Neue Folge 11 [= Neutestamentliche Apokryphen I], Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 2004).

Moreover, the Greek-Ethiopic Apocalypse of Peter (of which the Akhmin-Fragment is most probably a witness) has recently gained increased interest in the field of New Testament studies as 2 Peter might be dependend on this Apocalypse. For this proposal cf.:
Wolfgang Grünstäudl, Petrus Alexandrinus. Studien zum historischen und theologischen Ort des zweiten Petrusbriefes (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament II/353, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2013), 97–144.
Jörg Frey, Der Brief des Judas und der zweite Brief des Petrus (Theologischer Handkommentar zum Neuen Testament 15/II, Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2015), 170–3.

For an English presentation of the argument see:
Jörg Frey, “Fire and Water? Apocalyptic Imagination and Hellenistic Worldview in 2 Peter,” in: Joel Baden, Hindy Najman, and Eibert Tigchelaar (eds.), Sibyls, Scriptures, and Scrolls. John Collins at Seventy (2 vols., Leiden-Boston: Brill 2016), 1:451–71, especially 457–63.

Thus, exciting times for studying the Apocalypse of Peter!

Best wishes, Wolfgang Grünstäudl

Mark Goodacre said...

Many thanks! That's most helpful.