2nd Apocalypse of James
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There has been much speculation about the last statement we probably have to read (despite a small lacuna) with a high degree of certainty he (jesus) is a brother of your (james) father - whatever is to be understood by brother here. They consist for the most part of members of the catholic (orthodox) church, who clearly constitute a majority of christians in the authors locale. The tractate as a whole is clearly gnostic in character, yet it shows remarkable restraint in treating usual gnostic themes.
A certain natural relationship between jesus and james is in any case of fundamental importance for the development of the main ideas fo the document. One (49,5-15) is a series of self-assertions by the resurrected jesus in the i am style. Because of the basic jewish-christian traditions out of which the tractate is composed, it is probable that its origin is to be associated with jewish-christian circles.
). As to the date and place of composition, little can be said with certainty. For example, james is the escort who guides the gnostic through the door of the heavenly kingdom and even rewards him (55,6-14 cf. There is considerable overlap between what clement tells us about this man and the views expressed by the author of the , so it is not unreasonable tentatively to identify julius cassianus as the author of our tractate.
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Nor can it be identified with any of the known gnostic systems of the second century. In any case, whoever the author was, he wrote around the same time and in the same place as julius cassianus, in the late second- or early third-century alexandria. The translation into coptic will have taken place at the latest shortly before the making of the codex (middle of 4th cent.
On the other hand, the author has made extensive use of jewish-christian traditions. Another (58,2-20) is a series of predications about the resurrected jesus made by james in the third person (i. Pearson asks, who was this man? He was surely well schooled in the valentinian tradition, even though he included valentinians among his opponents, so we might look upon him as an ex-member of the valentinian school.
. In a further aretalogy (55,15-56,13) the resurrected jesus describes james special role in the second person (i. The entire description in the third aretalogy suggests that james is intended to perform the function of gnostic redeemer. They consist for the most part of members of the catholic (orthodox) church, who clearly constitute a majority of christians in the authors locale.
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