The Development of the Canon of the New Testament

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Apocryphal New Testament Writings

Gospel of Thomas
Gospel of Truth
Gospel of the Twelve
Gospel of Peter
Gospel of Basilides
Gospel of the Egyptians
Gospel of the Hebrews
Gospel of Matthias
Traditions of Matthias
Preaching of Peter
Acts of Andrew
Acts of Paul
Acts of John
Epistle to the Laodiceans
I Clement
Epistle of Barnabas
Shepherd of Hermas
Apocalypse of Peter

Traditions of Matthias (Alexandria, 100-150 CE)

The Traditions of Matthias survives today only in fragments as quotations from Clement. These quotations, except for the second, have no marked gnostic character.

The Traditions of Matthias was probably written in the 1st half of the 2nd century in Alexandria, or at any rate in Egypt. It may be the same as the Gospel of Matthias. For discussion of this controversy see [Schneemelcher] v. 1 p. 385.

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