Gospel of Peter

The Gospel of Peter

The Gospel of Peter is apocryphal, dating at least back to the very late 2nd century. As far as its contents goes, its chief claim to fame is a walking and talking cross, and Jesus with a head so big it stretches to the heavens above. Here is the gospel, in its entirety:1

1 But of the Jews none washed his hands, neither Herod nor any one of his judges. And when they had refused to wash them, Pilate rose up. And then Herod the king commandeth that the Lord be taken, saying to them, What things soever I commanded you to do unto him, do.

2 And there was standing there Joseph the friend of Pilate and of the Lord; and, knowing that they were about to crucify him, he came to Pilate and asked the body of the Lord for burial. And Pilate sent to Herod and asked his body. And Herod said, Brother Pilate, even if no one had asked for him, we purposed to bury him, especially as the sabbath draweth on: for it is written in the law, that the sun set not upon one that hath been put to death.

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