Pick, Bernhard. "Chapter Ten: Remains of the Gospel of Peter." Paralipomena: Remains of Gospels and Sayings of Christ. Chicago: Open Court Publishing Company, 1908, 40-52.
Pick observes that a so-called gospel of Peter was known, based on references by Origen, Theodoret, and Eusebius (Pick 1908, 40). The references suggest that the work was known to people from Nazareth and that it suggests the brothers "of Jesus were sons of Joseph by a former wife, whom he married before Mary" (Pick 1908, 40). Serapion considered the work to be heretical in nature (Pick 1908, 41). A fragmentary copy of the gospel of Peter, along with a part of the Revelation of Peter and part of the book of Enoch was discovered in 1886 and published in 1892 (Pick 1908, 42). Pick considers it a derivative work, dependent on the Synoptic Gospels, and probably written between 110 and 130 (Pick 1908, 43).
Pick continues with an English version of the gospel of Peter (Pick 1908, 43ff). The narrative depicts those surrounding the death of Christ as cruel, not wanting his legs broken so that he would suffer more (ch. 4). They were also taken by surprise by the darkness and feared the Sabbath had started, then were relieved to check the time when the sun shone again (ch. 5-6). The priests and Pharisees are moved to repentance by finding that Jesus was dead (ch. 7-8). Many people were witnesses to the resurrection, which included signs such as the lifting of a cross to heaven and a decision that it was best not to speak of the details of the actions (ch. 11). Pick concludes the chapter wit ha list of 29 pieces of special information given, all different from the Synoptic accounts (Pick 1908, 51-52).