Exploring the Ethiopic Book of the Cock, An Apocryphal Passion Gospel from Late Antiquity

@article{Piovanelli2003ExploringTE,
  title={Exploring the Ethiopic Book of the Cock, An Apocryphal Passion Gospel from Late Antiquity},
  author={Pierluigi Piovanelli},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  year={2003},
  volume={96},
  pages={427 - 454}
}
  • P. Piovanelli
  • Published 1 October 2003
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  • Harvard Theological Review
The Mashafa dorho, or Book of the Cock, is an apocryphal passion narrative that survives in an Ethiopic () version, which in turn has clearly been translated from an Arabic Vorlage. The anonymous author describes it as an oral teaching (the terms are dersān, “homily, discourse,” and temhert, “doctrine, instruction”) that he or she received from the apostles themselves. One of the author's main concerns is to relate “in detail” (4:18) “all that has happened” to Jesus (4:8). At the end of the… 
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