The Development of the Canon of the New Testament

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Apocryphal New Testament Writings

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Gospel of Truth
Gospel of the Twelve
Gospel of Peter
Gospel of Basilides
Gospel of the Egyptians
Gospel of the Hebrews
Gospel of Matthias
Traditions of Matthias
Preaching of Peter
Acts of Andrew
Acts of Paul
Acts of John
Epistle to the Laodiceans
I Clement
Epistle of Barnabas
Shepherd of Hermas
Apocalypse of Peter

Gospel of Matthias (Alexandria, 100-150 CE)

Nothing from the Gospel of Matthias survives to us. The book is mentioned by Origen, Eusebius, Ambrose, Jerome, and the Venerable Bede. It also appears in two lists: the 6th century South Gallic list known as the Decretum Gelasianum, and the 7th-century Byzantine list known as The Catalogue of the Sixty Canonical Books.

The Gospel of Matthias was probably written in the 1st half of the 2nd century in Alexandria, or at any rate in Egypt. It may be the same as the Traditions of Matthias. For discussion of this controversy see [Schneemelcher] v. 1 p. 385.

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