- Gospel of the Twelve
The Gospel of the Twelve is a currently almost entirely lost text from the
New Testament apocrypha. It has been mentioned as existing by various church fathers including Ambrose, Jerome, and Origen. The only surviving fragments that are explicitly identified as the "Gospel of the Twelve" have been preserved by Epiphaniusin "Heresies", and it appears that it began with an account of baptism.
The text's title refers to the apostles, and this, together with the context in which it appears within the works of the
church fathers, has led the majority of academics to identify the text as being the same as the fragmentary Gospel of the Ebionites.
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