History of Philip

Historia Philippi (syriace)

Standard abbreviation: Hist. Phil.

Other titles: History of Philip, the Apostle and Evangelist; History of Philip in the City of Carthage

Clavis numbers: CANT 253; BHO 974; BHS 890

Category: Apocryphal Acts

Related literature: Acts of Philip

Status: in progress by Robert Kitchen.

Citing this resource (using Chicago Manual of Style):

1. SUMMARY

2. RESOURCES

3. BIBLIOGRAPHY

3.1 Manuscripts and Editions

3.1.1 Arabic

Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Or. 1287, fols. 128v–143r (9th cent.)

Edgbaston, University of Birmingham, Mingana Arab. 94, fols. 4v–8r + Add. Arab. 149, fol. 2r–4v (9th cent.)

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Arabe 81, fols. 236r–240v (undated)

Oxford, Bodleian Library, Nicoll 49, fols. 114r–115v (18th cent.)

Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica, Sbath 68, pp. 669–684 (1453)

Mount Sinai, St. Catharine’s Monastery, ar. 539, fols. 111v–118v (12th cent.)

Mount Sinai, St. Catharine’s Monastery, ar. 469, fols. 102r–114r (13th cent.)

Esbroeck, Michel van. “Les Actes syriaques de Philippe à Carthagène en version arabe.” OrChr 79 (1995): 120-45 (edition and translation of Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Or. 1287).

3.1.2 Syriac

Berlin, Staatsbibliotek zu Berlin – Preusssicher Kulturbesitz, Orientabteilung, Sachau 9(74), fols. 52v–65v (1694-1695)

I  Trichur (Kerala, India), Library of the Metropolitan of the Church of the East, Syr. 9 (1615)

M  Edgbaston, University of Birmingham, Mingana syr., 122, fols. 112v–135v (1670); a lacuna of ca. one folio follows fol. 125 line 8, signaled by the scribe with ellipses (…)

O  London, British Library, Or. 4526, fols. 176r–190r (1726)

P  Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, syr. 235, fols. 55v–60v (before 1292); the earliest witness but lacks ca. two folios, between fols. 56 and 57

R  London, Library of the Royal Asiatic Society, Syr. 1, fols. 107r–117r (1569); editio princeps published by William Wright

T  Tehran, Chaldean Catholic Archdiocese, Issayi 18 (Neesan 8), fols. 79r–93r (1741/1742)

Urmia, Oroomia Mission Library, 38 (1885) ~ lost or destroyed

Urmia, Oroomia Mission Library, 103 (1714–1715) ~ lost or destroyed

Wright, William, ed. Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles, Edited from Syriac Manuscripts in the British Museum and Other Libraries. 2 vols. London/Edinburgh: Williams & Norgate, 1871 (Syriac text based on R, vol. 2, 73–95).

3.2 Modern Translations

Wright, William, ed. Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles, Edited from Syriac Manuscripts in the British Museum and Other Libraries. 2 vols. London, Edinburgh: Williams & Norgate, 1871 (English translation vol. 2, pp. 69–92).

3.3 General Works

Bovon, François, Bertrand Bouvier, and Frédéric Amsler. Acta Philippi: Textus. CCSA 11. Turnhout: Brepols, 1999.

Bovon, François and Christopher Matthews. The Acts of Philip: A New Translation. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012.

Matthews, Christopher R. “Articulate Animals: A Multivalent Motif in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles.” Pages 205–32 in Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles. Edited by François Bovon, Ann Graham Brock, and Christopher R. Matthews. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions, 1999.

Otero, Aurelio de Santos.  “Later Acts of Apostles.” Pages 426–82  in New Testament Apocrypha. Vol. 2:  Writings Relating to the Apostles; Apocalypses and Related Subjects. Edited by Wilhem Schneemelcher. Translated by R. McLachlan Wilson.  Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1992 (see pp. 473–74).

Ruani, Flavia and Émilie Villey. “Recherches sur la transmission manuscrite syriaque de l’Histoire de Philippe.” Pages 385–420 in Manuscripta Syriaca: Des sources de première main. Edited by Françoise Briquel-Chatonnet and Muriél Debié. Cahiers d’études syriaques 4. Paris: Geuthner, 2015.

Spittler, Janet E. “Wild Kingdom: Animal Episodes in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles.” Pages 65–76 in The Ancient Novel and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative: Fictional Intersections. Edited by Marília P. Futre Pinheiro, Judith Perkins, and Richard Pervo. Ancient Narrative Supplementum 16. Groningen: Barkhuis, 2012.

__________. Animals in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles: The Wild Kingdom of Early Christian Literature. WUNT II 247. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008.