Gospel of the Twelve


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 Epiphanius in "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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