NASSCAL Member Publication: Tony Burke on Acts of Pilate Traditions

Tony Burke, “Two New Witnesses to the Acta Pilati Tradition.” Le Muséon 129 (2016): 251-78.

Abstract: A 14th/15th-century Greek manuscript in Vienna (Cod. hist. gr. 91) contains two fragmentary texts relating to the Acta Pilati corpus of the Christian Apocrypha. The first is a fragment of On the Passion, for the Preparation Day, a sermon attributed to Eusebius of Alexandria drawing upon the Descensus ad inferos, found appended to several versions of the Acts of Pilate. The paper includes a transcription and translation of the fragment along with an overview of the publication history of the sermon. The second text is an unpublished, untitled excerpt from an unknown homily dealing with the burial of Jesus and the imprisonment of Joseph of Arimathea. This paper presents a diplomatic edition of the text with an English translation along with a discussion of its relationship to the Acts of Pilate and the related Narrative of Joseph of Arimathea.

For additional information on one the texts discussed in the article (On the Funeral of Jesus) see the entry on e-Clavis: Christian Apocrypha.