Once Again on the Story about Jesus the Dyer

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For a long time, a number of religious stories of Early Christian Apocrypha, including the so-called “Infancy Gospels”, have been on the periphery of the mainstream evolution of Christianity; yet changing, they sometimes penetrated even into other cultures (e.g., Islam). Among them is a tale about the miracle worked by the child Jesus at the dyer’s workshop, namely: with one dye he dyed clothes in different colors (as a variant: he made clothes of different colors white). Reviewing all multilingual versions of the story, the essay tentatively attempts to trace its origin.

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Alexandr L. Khosroyev

Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS

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Dr. Sci. (History), Researcher-in-Chief of the Department of Middle Eastern and Near Eastern Studies

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg


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