The Case of the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles
Scholars have long questioned whether the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles, which feature prominent female characters, could have been written by or for women. This chapter argues against such a claim on the basis of the physical features of the textual remains—on papyri and parchment—of these books: the features of handwriting, quality of papyrus and parchment, and so forth show that the readers for these texts were not qualitatively different from reader of other texts in early Christianity.
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