Published December 1990
by Society of Biblical Literature .
Written in English
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In a separate text known by the name of the Acts of Andrew and Matthias, which was edited by Max Bonnet in and translated by M.R. James, Matthias is portrayed as a captive in a country of anthropophagi (literally man-eaters, i.e. cannibals) and is rescued by Andrew and Jesus; it is no longer considered to be a portion of the text of Acta Andreae. It was formerly thought that the Acts of Andrew and Matthias (Matthew) were an episode of the original romance: but this view has ceased to be held. That legend is akin to the later Egyptian romances about the apostles of which an immense number were produced in the fifth and later centuries. Andrew began in the province of Achaia while Matthew went to Mermidona. Within a short time, Matthew ran into trouble, and Andrew had to rescue him. On his way back to his district, Andrew met a blind man who asked him for proper clothing and food. Andrew knew it was the devil talking and immediately healed the man of his blindness. The Acts of Andrew and Matthias is a Gnostic text which contains a legendary account of Andrew and Matthias. In it, Matthias is sent to preach the gospel in a land of cannibals, where the locals remove his eyes (as was their custom), give him a poison that is supposed to make him lose his mind (it doesn’t work), and throw him in prison with.
Information on the Acts of Andrew. Jean-Marc Prieur writes concerning dating (The Anchor Bible Dictionary, v. 1, p. ):The Manichean Psalter, which contains some allusions to the content of Acts Andr. (Allberry , , ), establishes the 3d century as the terminus ad quem for the redaction of the apocryphon, but the Acts had to have originated earlier, between and , closer. The Apostle Matthias also preached to the Jews and the Gentiles and he is depicted in iconography with a battle sword placed over a book, symbolizing his struggles to preach the Gospel. The choosing of St. Matthias as the twelfth apostle is recorded in the first chapter of the Book of Acts. The early church was rightfully suspicious of Acts of Andrew, but it seems that church tradition supported a similar account of his death. In the entry for Andrew, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs says: “He preached the gospel to many Asiatic nations; but on his arrival at Edessa he was taken and crucified on a cross, the two ends of which were fixed. The Acts of Andrew and The Acts of Andrew and Matthias in the City of the Cannibals (TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS (SOCIETY OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE)) (English, Greek and Greek Edition): MacDonald, Dennis Ronald: : Books. Flip to back Flip to front. Listen Playing Paused You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio : Dennis Ronald MacDonald.
And Andrew commanded a cloud, and the cloud took up Matthias and the disciples of Andrew; and the cloud set them down on the mountain where Peter was teaching, and they remained beside him. And Andrew, having gone forth from the prison, walked about in the city; and having seen a brazen pillar, and a statue standing upon it, he came and sat down behind that pillar until he should . Eventually, Andrew ended up in the still-small city of Byzantium, later Constantinople. He established the first Christian community in Byzantium and appointed a man named Stachys as the first bishop. Title: The Acts of Andrew and the Acts of Andrew and Matthias in the City of the Cannibals By: Dennis Ronald MacDonald Format: Paperback Number of Pages: Vendor: Society of Biblical Literature Publication Date: Dimensions: X X (inches) Weight: 1 pound 7 ounces ISBN: ISBN Stock No: WWPages: Buy The Acts of Andrew and the Acts of Andrew and Matthias in the City of the Cannibals by Dennis R. MacDonald online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - .