Amos and Andrew

Acts of Peter and Andrew

The Acts of Peter and Andrew is a short text from the New Testament apocrypha, not to be confused with either the Acts of Andrew or the Acts of Peter. The text is unusual in apparently containing no attempt at espousing doctrine, and is likely simply to have been a work of literature rather than theology.

The text consists of a series of extremely short tales of miracles, such as Andrew riding a cloud to where Peter is, and Peter literally putting a camel through the eye of a needle, turning the traditional metaphor (it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven) on its head. The text appears to have been aimed to be a continuation of the Acts of Andrew and Matthias (which was a portion of the Acts of Andrew that was sometimes found as a separate work).

The extremely fragmentary nature of the Acts of Andrew makes it difficult to determine whether the text of the Acts of Peter and Andrew was originally considered amongst it, or was a later addition to the Acts of Andrew and Matthias fragments.

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