Preaching of Simon Cephas in the City of Rome

Doctrina Simonis Petri in urbe Roma (syriace)

Standard abbreviation: Pre. Pet. Rom.

Other titles: none

Clavis numbers: CANT 199; BHO 936; BHS 719

Category: Apocryphal Acts

Related literature: Acts of Peter; History of Simon Cephas, the Chief of the Apostles; Epistle of Pilate to Claudius (=Acts of Peter and Paul by Pseudo-Marcellus 40-42)

Status: unassagined

Citing this resource (using Chicago Manual of Style):

1. SUMMARY

2. RESOURCES

3. BIBLIOGRAPHY

3.1 Manuscripts and Editions

St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, Syr. New Series 4, fols. 33r–38v (5th/6th cent.)

London, British Library, Add. 14,644, fols. 15v–18r (5th/6th cent.)

London, British Library, Add. 14,609, fols. 16r–19r (6th cent.)

Edgbaston, University of Birmingham, Mingana Syr. 4, fols. 57r–58v (1895)

Cambridge (Mass.), Harvard Houghton Library, Syr. 99, fols. 103v106v (1899)

Montserrat, Biblioteca de Montserrat, 31 (20th cent.)

Cureton, William, ed. and trans. Ancient Syriac Documents: Relative to the Earliest Establishment of Christianity in Edessa and the Neighbouring Countries from the Year after Our Lord’s Ascension to the Beginning of the Fourth Century. London: Williams & Norgate, 1864 (editio princeps  based on British Library Add. 14,644 and 14,609, pp. ܡܐ–ܠܗ.)

3.2 Modern Translations

3.2.1 English

Cureton, William, ed. and trans. Ancient Syriac Documents: Relative to the Earliest Establishment of Christianity in Edessa and the Neighbouring Countries from the Year after Our Lord’s Ascension to the Beginning of the Fourth Century. London: Williams & Norgate, 1864 (English translation based on Cureton’s edition British, pp. 35–41).

Eastman, David. The Ancient Martyrdom Accounts of Peter and Paul. WGRW 39. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2015 (partial English translation of Cureton’s edition, pp. 367–75).

Pratten, Benjamin P., trans. “The Teaching of Simon Cephas in the city of Rome.” Pages 673–75 in vol. 8 of The Ante-Nicene Christian Library. Edited by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson. 24 vols. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1867–1883 (a retranslation of Cureton’s edition).

3.3 General Works

Baumstark, Anton. Geshichte der syrischen Literatur mit Ausschluß der christilich-palästinensischen Texte. Bonn: Marcus and Webers, 1922 (see p. 69).

__________. Die Petrus- und Paulusacten in der litterarischen Überlieferung der syrischen Kirche. Leipzig: Harrassowitz, 1902.

Haase, Felix. Apostel und Evangelisten in den orientalischen Überlieferungen. NTAbh 9.1–3. Münster: Aschendor, 1922 (see p. 205).

Lipsius, Richard A. Die apokryphen Apostelgeschichten und Apostellegenden. 2 vols. Braunschweig: Schwetschke, 1883–1887. (See vol. 2.1, pp. 206–207.)

Otero, Aurelio de Santos. “Later Acts of the Apostles.” Pages 426-82 in New Testament Apocrypha. Vol. 2: Writings Related to the Apostles, Apocalypses and Related Subjects. Edited by Wilhelm Schneemelcher. Translated by R. McLachlan Wilson. 6th ed. 2 vols. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1992 (see p. 437).

Peeters, Paul. “Notes sur la légende des apôtres S. Pierre et S. Paul dans la littérature syrienne.” AnBoll 21 (1902): 121–40.