149 THE ORIGIN OF THE RECENTL Y DISCOVERED "APOCRYPHON ACOBI" 1 BY W. C. VAN UNNIK The origin and early growth of Christianity in Egypt are still wrapped in darkness. It is most remarkable, that neither that invaluable source of information, the Acts of the Apostles, nor the N.T. in general yields any positive evidence which can be connected with certainty with Egypt. This is the more striking since this country is so near to Palestine and offered a place of residence to large Jewish colonies. This unfortunate situation does not change for the greater part of the second century. Thirty years ago von Harnack had to confess: "Die empfindlichste Lfcke in unserem Wissen von der altesten Kirchengeschichte ist unsere fast voll- standige Unkenntnis der Geschichte des Christentums in Alexan- drien und Aegypten ... bis zum Jahre c. 180 (Episkopat des Demetrius). Erst fiir diese Zeit tritt fiir uns die alexandrinische Kirche in das Licht der Geschichte". 2 Some names of apocryphal gospels like the Gospel according to the Hebrews and according to the Egyptians are known; the famous gnostic leaders Basilides and Valentinus lived there; some evidence of the existence of Christianity is offered by papyri, though
Vigiliae Christianae – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1956
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