DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN"> Fayyum Fragment: English Translation by Andrew Bernhard

Fayyum Fragment

The following translation is based on the Greek text printed in Jack Finegan's Hidden Records of the Life of Jesus.


As he led them out, he said, "You will all fall away tonight according to the scripture: 'I will strike the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered.'"

Then Peter said, "Even if everyone else denies you, I won't."

Jesus said, "Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times today."


01 [As he] lead them out, he s[ai]d, "[You will] a[ll]
02 fall away [during this] night
03 [according to] the scripture: 'I will strike the
04 [shepherd and the] sheep [will be] scattered.'"
05 [Then] Peter [said], "Even if everyone does, [I will] n[ot]."
06 [Jesus said, "Befo]re the cock cr[ows] twice, [three times]
07 [you will d]eny [me today.]"