Suppressed by the early Church Fathers who compiled the Bible, these Apocryphal Books have for centuries been shrouded in silence. Now, for the first time in paperback, the reader can discover the hidden beauties of the Lost Books.
Suppressed by the early Church Fathers who compiled the Bible, these Apocryphal Books have for centuries been shrouded in silence. Now, for the first time in paperback, the reader can discover the hidden beauties of the Lost Books. To be found in this volume are the Apostles' Creed, the Psalms and Odes of Solomon, and other Apocryphal writings that have become part of our religious heritage. The story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife, of Adam and Eve, of the girlhood and betrothal of Mary, of the childhood of Jesus, are here in all the warmth, intimacy, and humanity of their first telling.
This is a collection of New Testament Apocrypha, including many works which were admired and read by the early Christians, but which were later excluded from the canonical Bible.
Author: Rutherford Platt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
This is a collection of New Testament Apocrypha, including many works which were admired and read by the early Christians, but which were later excluded from the canonical Bible. It includes accounts of the young Jesus, particularly the Gospel of Mary and the Protevangelion, which provides additional folklore about the birth and youthful adventures of Jesus. --Sacred Texts
The Lost Books of the Bible: The Great Rejected Texts - Eighteen of the most sought after books available, which shed light on the evolution of our faith, our theology, and our church.
Author: Joseph Lumpkin
Publisher: Lightning Source Incorporated
The Lost Books of the Bible: The Great Rejected Texts - Eighteen of the most sought after books available, which shed light on the evolution of our faith, our theology, and our church. Translations and commentary by the author of the best selling book, "The Lost Book of Enoch," Joseph B. Lumpkin. - Section One: Lost Scriptures of the Old Testament- First Book of Adam and Eve, Second Book of Adam and Eve, First Book of Enoch, Second Book of Enoch (Secrets of Enoch), Jubilees, Jasher, The Story of Ahikar - Section Two: Apocalyptic Writings and the End of Days- Apocalypse of Abraham, Apocalypse of Thomas 4 Ezra, 2 Baruch, War Scroll (Sons of Dark vs. Sons of Light) - Section Three: Lost Scriptures of the New Testament- Gospel of Philip, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Apocryphon of John, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas, Acts Chapter 29
The Lost Books of the Bible includes thirteen examples of biblical pseudepigrapha such as the rarely read Living Oracles translation of the Book of Revelation, the Apocalypse of Abraham and many other sought-after texts which shed light on ...
Author: Various Artists
The Lost Books of the Bible includes thirteen examples of biblical pseudepigrapha such as the rarely read Living Oracles translation of the Book of Revelation, the Apocalypse of Abraham and many other sought-after texts which shed light on the evolution of our faith, our theology, and our church.
This huge book of eighteen of the Lost Books of the Bible contains the following, NONE of which are Public Domain translations (beware of imitations): The First Book of Adam and Eve; The Second Book of Adam and Eve; The Slavonic Life of ...
Author: Edward Hammond
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
This huge book of eighteen of the Lost Books of the Bible contains the following, NONE of which are Public Domain translations (beware of imitations): The First Book of Adam and Eve; The Second Book of Adam and Eve; The Slavonic Life of Adam and Eve; The First Book of Enoch; The Book of Jubilees; The Book of Jasher; The Story of Ahikar; The Apocalypse of Abraham; The Apocalypse of Thomas; 4 Ezra; 2 Baruch; The War Scroll: The Sons of Dark Against the Sons of Light; The Gospel of Philip; The Gospel of Mary Magdalene; The Apocryphon of John (The Secret Book of John); The Gospel of Thomas; The Gospel of Judas; Acts 29. The massive 684 page book does not attempt to explain why the books were not included in the Bible. To attempt to do so would not only be cursory given the lack of space, but more importantly, would be most unfair to readers as this is matter for specialist academics who have written books on the subject.
*Includes pictures *Includes ancient accounts *Includes a bibliography and online resources for further reading The Bible is the most famous book in the world, read by a countless number of Christians and others over the centuries. Even those who aren't Christian or remotely religious can rattle off Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John as the first four gospels of the New Testament, and books like Genesis and Exodus include some of the most famous stories in human history. The study of the apocryphal gospels, documents about the life or sayings of Jesus that did not become part of the New Testament, is a popular discipline among scholars that now fills several shelves of any respectable library. Despite the growing secularization of society, there seems to be an appetite for the historical figure of Jesus. However, fewer readers consider the question of whether the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew Bible, is "complete," and whether in antiquity there were other books besides Genesis, the Exodus or Judges, with different histories and unknown characters, that were excluded from the canon and got lost in the sands of time. Most readers assume that the great saga of Israel, beginning with the pastoral stories of the patriarchs, the epic of the Exodus, and the conquest of the Promised Land, until the court of King David, is a compact, complete and unique story. In its current form, it seems to start from the beginning, and as such it was accepted by all in antiquity, but did someone in ancient Israel write other renditions? Recent archaeological and textual discoveries have revealed that literary production among the people of Israel before the life of Jesus was much more extensive and varied than previously supposed. The earliest Christian and Jewish exegetes were aware of some texts whose status was imprecise. Did the books of Tobit, Maccabees and Judith belong to Israel's sacred scriptures or not? What happened to certain books that are mentioned in the Bible but have not been found, such as stories about the court of King David, the Annals of Solomon, a Book of Jasher, and prominently the Book of Wars of the Lord? There is another group of books that arouses special interest, including an extensive collection of Jewish and Jewish-Hellenistic writings that are available (some in fragmentary state) but for some reason were excluded from the Old Testament. Some have been recovered or unearthed over the last 2,000 years, while others remained under the custody of secret or heretical libraries. Among them are the Book of Enoch, the Book of Jubilees the Apocalypse of Moses, and many others. In spite of not having been admitted into the canon, many of their doctrines permeated in the popular culture even in antiquity, including among the first Christians. The rebellion of the evil angels led by Satan, the punishment for sinners in the valley of the dead, the concept of a Messiah who would die for his people, and the belief in the resurrection of the martyrs with the literal restitution of their mutilated bodies are ideas that arose in apocryphal books of the Old Testament. These beliefs are not found in the Hebrew Bible. That the Old Testament was not a finished product at the time of the Second Temple (500 BCE-70 CE) and that there were more books in circulation can be established considering that Jewish apocryphal literature is quoted in the New Testament. The Epistle of Jude mentions a fight between the devil and an archangel for the soul of Moses, an episode not found in the Pentateuch. The author of that epistle is quoting from Enoch, an apocryphal Book of the Old Testament, or possibly from the Ascension of Moses, which the author of Judas considered as authoritative. The apostle Paul quotes twice from the apocryphal book known as the Life of Adam and Eve in his second letter to the Corinthians, and the Gospel of Matthew quotes a written prophecy that is undiscovered to this day.
"Apocrypha ... books which are not regarded as equal to the holy Scriptures, and yet are profitable and good to read." ~ Martin Luther Thirteen examples of biblical pseudepigrapha including the rarely read Living Oracles translation of the ...
"Apocrypha ... books which are not regarded as equal to the holy Scriptures, and yet are profitable and good to read." Martin Luther Thirteen examples of biblical pseudepigrapha including the rarely read Living Oracles translation of the Book of Revelation, the Apocalypse of Abraham and many other sought after texts which shed light on the evolution of our faith, our theology, and our church. Translations and commentary from the editors of 'Book of Revelation Enhanced, ' the runaway Kindle best-seller. The Lost Books: The Apocalypse of Abraham The Living Oracles version of Revelation Bel and the Dragon Tobias Judith The Book of Wisdom Sirach Baruch Epistle of Jeremiah Susanna The Prayer of Azariah The Prayer of Manasseh Laodiceans
Why isn’t the Book of Enoch in the Holy Bible, even though Enoch is referenced multiple times?
Author: Jim Willis
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Why isn’t the Book of Enoch in the Holy Bible, even though Enoch is referenced multiple times? Why were texts considered sacred by many, excluded by others? Who made the decisions and why? There are more than 50 books—some of which exist only in fragments while others are complete and whole—that are not included in the biblical canon. Why were they discarded? Most Protestant denominations settled on 66 canonical books of the Bible, while there are 73 for Roman Catholics and 78 for Eastern Orthodox adherents. Why are there these differences of opinion? We are often taught that the Bible is, in the words of many religious catechisms, “the infallible word of faith and practice.” In reality, the Bible can also be seen as a political document as much as a spiritual one. Ordained minister and theologian Jim Willis examines the historical, political, and social climates that influenced the redactors and editors of the Bible and other sacred texts in Censoring God: The History of the Lost Books (and other Excluded Scriptures). In analyzing why texts were censored, he uncovers sometimes surprising biases. He investigates enigmatic hints of Bible codes and ancient wisdom that implies a greater spiritual force might have been at work. Willis explores the importance of the Book of Enoch, its disappearance, and how it was rediscovered in Ethiopia. He analyzes over two dozen excluded texts, such as Jubilees and the Gospel of Thomas, along with the many references to books that we know about from fragments but remain lost. Thought-provoking and provocative, Censoring God scrutinizes how sacred texts might have been used to justify the power of the powerful, including the destruction of sacred writings of conquered indigenous cultures because they did not agree with the finished version of the Bible accepted by the Church establishment. This important book looks at the human failings in interpreting God’s words, and through a compassionate examination it brings a deeper understanding of the power and importance of the lost words. With more than 120 photos and graphics, this tome is richly illustrated. Its helpful bibliography provides sources for further exploration, and an extensive index adds to its usefulness.
The Lost Books of the Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden These Books were: translated J.B. Lightfoot, and R.H. Charles published by, The Clarendon Press, 1913 and edited and published by Rutherford H. Platt, 1926 edited and ...
Author: Daniel L. Smith-ChristopherPublish On: 2011-02-02
Discover: How the biblical canon developed The different categories of ancient religious writing Why these works are not in the Bible What the lost books teach us about God Sayings of Jesus not in the Bible
Author: Daniel L. Smith-Christopher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Lost Books of the Bible For Dummies is your one-stop guide to once-hidden works that add a new dimension to Biblical teachings. Most people have heard about the discovery of strange ancient religious writings that are not part the Hebrew Bible or the New Testament, such as the Gnostic Gospels. Now, you will find new insights and a fresh perspective on long-lost works that may have once been in the running for Biblical inclusion, but didn't make the final cut. This easy-to-understand guide examines the sometimes weird, provocative, and profoundly moving texts that have been "lost" as well as those hotly debated works that are in some Bibles and not others. You will come away with a clearer understanding of the Judeo-Christian religion and the development of the Biblical canon. You’ll learn about the origins of the Bible, explore early scriptures, and understand why translations affect the meanings of texts. You’ll even learn how the Greek influenced early Biblical writing. Find out how to: Explain what the term “lost books” means Understand the definition of “canon” Take translation differences into consideration Divide early writings into style categories Take another look at scripture with the Dead Sea Scrolls See how the Greeks influenced early scripture Decode apocalyptic visions Complete with a list of ten of the weirdest Jewish lost books, ten of the weirdest Christian lost books, ten sayings of Jesus NOT in the Bible, and ten “lost books that every student of the Bible should read, Lost Books of the Bible For Dummies is your one-stop guide to understanding and reading the Biblical lost books.
LOST. BOOKS. OF. THE. BIBLE. THE great things in this world are growths. This applies to books as well as to institutions. The Bible is a growth. Many people do not understand that it is not a book written by a single person, ...
They are known as the "Minor Prophets" of the Old Testament, with names like Obadiah and Nahum; and the “Lost Books” also refer to the little books scattered throughout the end of the New Testament, such as Philemon and Jude.
This compilation of the "lost" books of the Bible is essential reading for anyone interested in biblical history and theology. These non-canonical scriptures, deemed inappropriate and contradictory by early Church councils, provide telling details into the early lives of Mary and Jesus, adding surprising depth to the figures of the New Testament and a better understanding of life during the first century AD. This new edition includes 32 illustrations from the original 1820 publication. An English bookseller, publisher, and journalist, WILLIAM HONE (1780-1842) is known mostly for his satirical works and his struggle for the freedom of the English press. His books include The Political House that Jack Built, Ancient Mysteries Explained, and the Everyday Book.
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Author: Frank Crane
YOU will find between these covers all the ecclesiastical writings of early Christian authorities that are known to exist, and yet were omitted from the authorized New Testament. They are published here as a matter of record. Whether they are canonical or not, at least these writings are of very great antiquity. Origins are noted in paragraphs at the front of each book. This will enable the reader to form his own conclusions as to the genuineness of the writings. These writings are a vivid picture of the minds of men in the post-Apostolic period of the Church. Discount the statements from the historical viewpoint as you will-there remains in these gospels and epistles an earnestness of purpose, and zeal to express a message, similar to that of our authorized Bible. An interesting question naturally arises as to why these writings were cast out in the selection of the material that has come down to us in the authorized version. The compilation of the Bible was not an act of any definite occurrence. It was a matter complicated and abstruse. It was an evolution at the hands of Churchmen of various beliefs and purposes. In the formulation of early church doctrines there was dissension, personal jealousy, intolerance, persecution, bigotry. That out of this welter should have arisen the Bible, with its fine inspiration, would seem to present a plausible basis for belief in its Divine origin. But who can deny that under such vicious and human circumstances much writing of as pure purpose and as profound sincerity as other that is included in the authorized Bible, must have been omitted? The story of the first council of Nice, when Arius was commanded by the Bishop of Alexandria to quit his beliefs or be declared a heretic, and his writings were ordered destroyed, is eloquent of many things that happened. Good men were engaged on both sides of the ecclesiastical controversies.
This volume contains 11 of the most important non-canonical books in the world today, including the lost Scriptures of the Old Testament (Enoch, Jubilees, Jasher), apocalyptic writings and the end of days (Apocalypse of Abraham, Apocalypse ...
Author: Joseph B. Lumpkin
Publisher: Fifth Estate Incorporated
This volume contains 11 of the most important non-canonical books in the world today, including the lost Scriptures of the Old Testament (Enoch, Jubilees, Jasher), apocalyptic writings and the end of days (Apocalypse of Abraham, Apocalypse of Thomas, 4 Ezra, 2 Baruch); and the lost Scriptures of the New Testament (the Gospel of Philip, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Apocryphon of John, and Gospel of Thomas). (Christian)
Author: Rutherford H Platt, JrPublish On: 2021-07-06
This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and follows the 1926 editions edited by Rutherford H. Platt Jr.
Author: Rutherford H Platt, Jr
"The Lost Books of the Bible" is a collection of 17th and 18th century English translations of Apocryphal biblical texts by William Wake and Jeremiah Jones which was first gathered together by William Hone and published collectively in 1820. Supposedly these texts were excised from the official biblical canon over the first few centuries of Christianity. Included in this collection are various accounts of Jesus, his birth and infant life, and epistles of various disciples and other biblical figures. "The Lost Books of Bible" is an essential work for students of biblical history which provides depth and historical context for many of the events regarding Jesus' life depicted in the New Testament. Also included in this volume is "The Forgotten Books of Eden" which includes additional Apocryphal texts regarding Adam and Eve as well as biblical works attributed to Enoch, Solomon, and others. If and for what reason these texts were stricken from the official canon by the fathers of the church is not known, however contemporary source material does reliably date many of these texts to at least the 2nd century AD, if not earlier, thus giving them a provenance that can at the very least assert these documents as important in the development of the biblical canon. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and follows the 1926 editions edited by Rutherford H. Platt Jr.