B. Harris Cowper presents the Apocryphal Gospels and Other Documents relating to the History of Christ as a set of documents that are useful and interesting, but cautions that they “are fictions and not histories; not traditions even, so much as legends.” He covers the Gospel of James, the Infancy of Mary and of Jesus, the Gospel of the Nativity of Mary, the history of Joseph, the Gospel of Thomas, the Arabic Gospel of the Infancy, the Letter of Abgar to Jesus, and of Jesus to Agbar, the Letter of Lentulus, the Prayer of Jesus, the Story of Veronica, the Gospel of Nicodemus, the Letters of Herod, Pilate, and Caesar, the Report of Pilate to the Governor, the Trial and Condemnation of Pilate, Pilate’s Death, the Story of Joseph of Arimathea, and the Revenging of the Savior.
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B. Harris Cowper B. Harris Cowper was an early-church historian, archaeologist, and translator. He is credited with discovering Loughton Camp, an Iron Age hill fort in England which dates to BC 500, and he translated John Chrysostom’s On the Priesthood.