Book Series Brepols Library of Christian Sources, vol. 7
  • Pages: 110 p.
  • Size:156 x 234 mm
  • Illustrations:3 tables b/w.
  • Language(s):English, Greek
  • Publication Year:2022

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-60016-1
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Facing-page English translation of Eric Junod and Jean-Daniel Kaestli’s critical text of the Acts of John (CCSA 1-2), including an introduction in English, cross-references, and notes.


Joey McCollum is a PhD candidate at Australian Catholic University. His interests include Koine Greek and New Testament textual criticism. He has co-edited Max and Moritz in Biblical Greek (GlossaHouse, 2019) and The Tale of Peter Rabbit in Koine Greek (Gorgias, 2021) with Brent Niedergall.

Brent Niedergall is chief editor at Positive Action for Christ. His interests include the Septuagint and biblical theology. He also has a German Wirehaired Pointer named John Frame.


The Acts of John is a second- or third-century work of unknown authorship combining elements of the apocryphal acts and pious romance genres. It was labeled heretical by both Eusebius and Augustine, and condemned at the Second Council of Nicea (787). Scholars debate the influence of Gnosticism and docetism upon the work.

This narrative presents the lifelong ministry of the apostle John preaching and performing miracles in Ephesus, Smyrna, and elsewhere. At different turns in the exciting account, John resurrects the dead, reunites families, heals the sick, confronts pagan opponents, commands bedbugs, and divulges mysteries about his travels with Jesus.

The present edition offers the celebrated Greek text of Junod and Kaestli (Corpus Christianorum, Series Apocryphorum, 1-2, 1983) alongside a new English translation on the facing pages, complete with hundreds of cross-references and other helpful notes for the reader.