The Protevangelium of James
The Protevangelium of James.
The Birth of Mary the Holy Mother of God, and Very Glorious Mother of Jesus Christ. 1
[This title is taken by Tischendorf from a manuscript of the eleventh century (Paris). At least seventeen other forms exist. The book is variously named by ancient writers. In the decree of Gelasius (a.d. 495) he condemns it as Evangelium nomine Jacobi minoris apocryphum. The text of Tischendorf, here translated, is somewhat less diffuse than that of Fabricius, and is based on manuscript evidence. The variations are verbal and formal rather than material.--R.] ↩