148 L. Roig Lanzillotta
of the John Rylands Library V  497f.) for the first part (pp. 723-73),
and P. Berlin 13893, P. Michigan 1317, P. Oxyrh. 1602 and P. Michigan 3788
for the last part of Paulâ€™s journeys that precede the Martyrium (pp. 822-29).
Whether the editors also use the testimony of P. Oxyrh. 6, P. Antinoopolis
and the Fackelmann fragment in the MÃ¼nster Bibelmuseum (see Elliott, The
Apocryphal New Testament [Oxford 1993] 352) or not we do not know.
The independent character of the present edition is also demonstrated
by the inclusion of a Bodmer Coptic Papyrus â€“translated already in 1959
by R. Kasser (â€œActa Pauli 1959â€, RHPhR 40  45-57) but unpublished
so farâ€“ as the beginning of the Ephesus episode (pp. 782-85). In spite of the
overlap between the Coptic documentâ€™s last words and the beginning of P.
Hamburg, translations thus far have refrained from integrating it into the text
and normally include it as an appendix (see e.g. W. Schneemelcher, New Testa-
ment Apocrypha. II: Writings Related to the Apostles, Apocalypses [transl.
ed. by R. McL. Wilson; Cambridge 1992] 263-65; referred to in Elliott, The
Apocryphal New Testament, 379).
This is also the case with PiÃ±ero and Del Cerroâ€™s edition of CPC (pp. 802-
15) which adds the Greek text provided by the Bodmer Papyrus X (s. III) to the
testimony of the Latin mss. Ambros. (s. X), Laon 45 (XIII) and Paris 5288 (s.
X/XI). The same applies, finally, to the Martyrium text, which completes the
witnesses Patmos 48 (s. IX) and Vatopedi 79 (s. X/XI) used by Lipsius-Bonnet
with the readings preserved by P. Hamburg and P. Heidelberg.
As far as the organization of the material is concerned, the edition of the
AP (pp. 730-859) follows the guideline provided by P. Heid. and includes, in
the first place, four stations of Paulâ€™s journeyings (Damascus, to Jerusalem,
Jerusalem and Antioch, numbered from 1 to 4) before Paulâ€™s sojourn at Ico-
nium (number 5: the long section including APTh). There then follow four
other stations (Myra, Sidon, Tyre, Ephesus, numbers 6 to 9) before he reaches
Philippi, of which CPC forms a part. Finally, two more sections (Corinth and
From Corinth to Italy, numbers 11 and 12) introduce the Martyrium proper
(number 13). Also included are four appendices, namely appendix 1, including
variations, provided by different mss, on the end of APTh; appendix 2, the text
preserved by P. Heid., pp. 79-80 and P. Michigan 3788, that some claim to have
belonged to the original Acts; appendix 3, including a section by Nicephorus
Calixtusâ€™s Historia Ecclesiastica 2,25 about Paulâ€™s sojourn in Ephesus; and
appendix 4, The Epistle of Pelagia.
With regard to the textâ€™s tenor, the authors join Schneemelcher in con-
sidering that with the exception of encratism it did not include tendentious
thought, and in interpreting AP as the product of the â€œGreat Churchâ€ (p. 710)
and certainly not belonging to a â€œsectâ€ (p. 722). Leaving aside the fact that â€“as
the authors themselves affirm (vol. I, p. 18; II, 875)â€“ it seems anachronistic
to think, in the second century, in terms of the polarity orthodoxy-heresy, if
AP was in fact composed in proto-orthodox milieus, several problems need to
be addressed: why did Eusebius class AP as spurious, together, for example,
with the Acts of Andrew? And, if the text was so blameless, why was it so
castigated by the textual transmission? And further, why were a couple of epi-