James Tabor, the Jesus Dynasty guy, posted a quick look at some features of the Gospel of Peter (G. Peter) on The Jesus Dynasty Blog: “Evaluating the Lost Gospel of Peter.” Tabor is mostly interested, for the purposes of that post, with the chronology of the last days of Jesus’ life as presented by G. Peter.
This reminded me of a paper I wrote while working with François Bovon of Harvard Divinity School: “Loquacious Logs: The Speaking Cross in the Gospel of Peter and Other Prolix Planks” (click to download PDF). This paper presents a lot of information about the manuscript (the Ahkmim Fragment), especially the portion with the talking cross, as well as other pieces of talking wood (“loquacious logs”) in literary history (Greek, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon). Finally, attached to the end is my own translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem: “The Dream of the Rood.”
In light of Tabor’s post, I just thought I’d throw this on the ol’ interweb in case someone had some time to burn.