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Introduction[edit]

Many of the Church Fathers--Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and Jerome in particular--refer to a "Hebrew Gospel", or a gospel used by the Ebionites or the Nazaraeans. It was once believed that all these references were to the same gospel, sometimes identified with the Gospel of the Twelve and even the Gospel of Peter. It is now believed that two or more documents were involved. Patristic citations here are assembled after the arrangement in Wilhelm Schneemelcher, New Testament Apocrypha, revised edition (Westminster, 1991) volume 1, pp. 134-178).