First Fragment[edit]. It came to pass in the days of Herod, King of Judaea under the high priest Caiaphas, that John came and baptized with the. The Ebionites had a very early version of the Gospel of Matthew. There were many versions and editions of the gospels. Alternate title: The Hebrew Gospel. c. C.E.. The only remaining fragments of the Gospel of the Ebionites are preserved in the form of citations by the.

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It went through several versions, probably edited by different authors, until it reached its final form by the 3rd century. No one doubts that the first followers of Jesus were all Jews. His diet consisted of wild honey and something like “manna” that tasted like a cake dipped in oil.

Who are you, Lord? It came to pass in the days of Herod, King of Judaea under the high priest Caiaphas, that John came and baptized with the baptism of repentance in the river Jordan; he is said to ebioniites from the tribe of Aaron and a son of Zacharias the priest and of Elizabeth and all went out to him.

The very first followers of Jesus were called the Nazoreans. Luke 33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

So he was driving out symbolically the current regime in preparation and announcement of the coming Kingdom of Heaven when he would come back as the Davidic Messiah …. Verses such as Luke 2: It is a very mixed composite of every scrap of literary information Epiphanius thought he could ascribe to them.

Studies in honor of N. My brother, eat thy bread, for the Son of man is risen from among them that sleep. For this they too, like the followers of Cerinthus and Merinthus, use to the exclusion of others.

Who is my mother and brothers? They do think, however, that the Gospel of the Ebionites was, in fact, an attempt to harmonize and then possibly to replace the other Gospels.

The Gospel of the Ebionites and the Hebrew Gospel – Bible Study – BibleWise

Where do you wish us to prepare the Passover for you to eat? And the beginning of their Gospel says that: Both sides believed with all their hearts that they each represented Jesus’ message.


Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Paul, however, does allude to the fact that Jesus appeared to James after his resurrection. Origen and several other Church Fathers mention a “Gospel of the Twelve,” which is later referred to as the Ebionite Gospel, and that’s all we know of the one by the “Twelve. The Ebionites and their Gospel. Perhaps this is why the Hebrew Gospel has a great emphasis on James, the brother of Jesus.

I did not come to abolish the law, and it appeared that he himself did abolish it, it was a sign that the things ebiohites he abolished were not of the law. They did not realize that over time their religion had changed, the same as with all other religious groups in history.

Gospel of the Ebionites – Wikipedia

What’s different is that this voice speaks several times, repeating all the variations found in the synoptic gospels. Nonetheless, the Ebionites were very devout Jews who believed that Jesus was, indeed, the Jewish Messiah. Although twelve apostles are mentioned, only eight are named.

Three testimonies to that effect are as follows: The missing parts included the infancy narrative and the genealogy. Strangely, in some later manuscripts Luke 2: Hence it may well be that 2 Clement here is dependent on a separate source that had already harmonized the different versions of the saying in the synoptics into its present form here. You are my beloved son. For them, Jesus was the Davidic Messiah. The Gospel of the Ebionites is the conventional name given by scholars [n 1] to an apocryphal gospel extant only as seven brief quotations in a heresiology known as the Panarionby Epiphanius of Salamis ; [n 2] he misidentified it as the “Hebrew” gospel, believing it to be a truncated and modified version of the Gospel of Matthew.

Epiphanius, a Church Father writing in the fourth century, claimed that the Ebionites had a Hebrew version of Matthew’s Gospel, which they called the Hebrew Gospel. Scholars believe Jesus’ followers in Jerusalem referred to themselves as the Nazarenes, or followers of Jesus of Nazareth.


It would make sense that a group of Jewish followers of Jesus that originated in Palestine would continue to cite his words, and stories about him, in his native tongue.

A critical ebionltes of the text of the New Testament: And when he said: Bring a table and bread! These fragments show clearly that the Gospel was designed to support a particular set of views. So he was driving out symbolically the current regime in preparation and announcement of the coming Kingdom of Heaven when he would come back as the Davidic Messiah … 3 There are also reports that Mohammed was influenced by Ebionite Arab Christians, as Ebionite communities survived quite late in that gospe, of the world.

They have changed the saying, as is plain to all from the combination of phrases, and have made the disciples say: They populated the legendary Jerusalem Church.

Pauline Christians, as non-Jewish Romans, handily came across a mistranslated prophecy that said Jesus would be born of a virgin like other Roman sons-of-godsadding a whole two chapters to the beginning of Matthew to prove their point.

This was used heavily in the debate against the Ebionites and other adoptionists by later Christians.

The Gospel of the Ebionites and the Hebrew Gospel

Multiple authors, a compendium of multiple previously published books. Many of the claims made against them were based on misunderstandings of gospwl beliefs, and many anti-Ebionite claims were plainly ridiculous.

Jesus recalls how the twelve apostles were chosen and addresses Matthew in the second person as “you also Matthew”. Obviously, Paul’s message resonated with new converts and his version of Christianity soon eclipsed that of the Jewish Christians. All of these groups claimed to be representing the view of Jesus himself.

Gospel of the Ebionites

The Hebrew Gospel also has an account of the rich young man coming to Jesus. So they went in search of their past. The early Ebionite literature is said to have resembled the Gospel According to Matthewwithout the birth narrative. Paget, James Carleton