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The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Wonderful

    These are wonderful writings which were discovered in 1945. The gospel of Thomas is the oldest. All of them are worthy of deep study.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Highly recommended. Well worth the read.

    This book is one that cannot be read with any type of distraction near. It calls for a lot of concentration. Also, some of the pages are missing a few words, because the original document was torn off at that point. Marvin Meyer did a great job of translating this information for us; he should be commended for an outstanding job on this project. I will always treasure this book.

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  • Posted January 17, 2012

    Highly Recommended - check it out!!

    This collection of extra-canonical books is an important read. As an accompaniment to the books of the canon these Nag Hammadi Scriptures can help us better understand the times during which the Gospels and other canonical scriptures were written. They offer insights into characters we have come to know, such as Mary Magdalene and Peter. Some of the texts may be challenging, but it is a worthwhile endeavor to read them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    This book cost millions to make, But it had to be made.

    Over 30 translatos from various languages voted on what words should be used to give the most accurate translation of these lost gospels...word by word.

    In the introduction I mentions that Bishop Iraneus Decided there should only be four gospels because the world has four corners and the wind blows from four directions. Then when these gospels were outlawed and gnostic burried all the Gospels INCLUDING THE GOSPEL OF JUDAS under a bouldr in a jar which was unearthed nearly 2000 years later at Nag Hammid. The people who found these leatherbound papyrus books used some as firewood, the sold it to a merchant in the market. As word got out a millionair bought it and kept it in a vault where they further deterioated. After awhile it was released to the translators then the public.

    Many many people were invested into making this book. There are brackets and stars next to words and in the brackts it may say lines missting, meaning the cccotex as hyccalttttttte scriptures were too destroyed to translate.

    So what did they find in this jar. Some of these gospels are strange, about the comsoms and astrology, others l are similiar to the four gospels we have and even explain and reinforce some of the passages that puzzle us. like "If you do Not hate you mother and father you are not worthy of me, in one of the nag hammid gospels they say "our parents have disowned us for fallowing you and we have disowned them for you. Which wich may clarrify hate could have been disown.'

    Some of these gospels are rambles, some the translators admit were written saying the authors were apostles but really it was a gnostic prophet valentinus who wrote them. Part of the fun is picking out the forgeries from what may be legitamate gospels.

    The book is a masterpiece. For these gospels to be outlawed by the church and unearthed when people have freedom to think for themselves, it may not be a stretch to call it divine fate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    Gift

    Christmas gift for son. Unable to give accurate rating or review.

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