The Gospel of Philip

The Gospel of Philip

by Joseph Lumpkin
     
 
The Gospel of Philip is assumed to be one of the sources of Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code, about Mary Magdalene, Jesus, and their children. The Gospel is one of Gnostic texts found at Nag Hammadi in Egypt in 1945 and belongs to the same collection of Gnostic documents as the more famous Gospel of Thomas.
It has been suggested that the Gospel of Philip was

Overview

The Gospel of Philip is assumed to be one of the sources of Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code, about Mary Magdalene, Jesus, and their children. The Gospel is one of Gnostic texts found at Nag Hammadi in Egypt in 1945 and belongs to the same collection of Gnostic documents as the more famous Gospel of Thomas.
It has been suggested that the Gospel of Philip was written in the second century B.C. If so, it may be one of the earliest documents containing themes that would later be used in apocryphal literature.
A single manuscript of the Gospel of Philip, written in Coptic, was found in the Nag Hammadi library. The collection was a library of thirteen papyrus texts discovered near the town of Nag Hammadi in 1945 by a peasant boy. The writings in these codices comprised 52 documents, most of which are Gnostic in nature.
The codices were probably hidden by monks from the nearby monastery of St. Pachomius when the official Christian Church banned all Gnostic literature around the year 390 A.D
It is believed the original texts were written in Greek during the first or second centuries A.D. The copies contained in the discovered clay jar were written in Coptic in the third or fourth centuries A.D.
The Gospel Of Philip is a list of sayings focusing on man�s redemption and salvation as framed by Gnostic theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014340120
Publisher:
Fifth Estate
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
385,926
File size:
102 KB

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Meet the Author

Joseph Lumpkin has a long and varied background in research and writing. Joseph has a Doctorate of Ministry and has acted as chaplain to several outreach programs. He was a contractor performing research and development within the U.S. Department of Defense for many years. Major projects included Hypersonic Missile Technology and Computer Clustering for Super Computers. In addition to his background in science, computers, and research, he has written for various newspapers and has authored over two dozen books on subjects of theology, religion, history of Christianity, and philosophy. Dr. Lumpkin has appeared on Radio, Television, and Internet shows as a guest speaker on subjects of Fallen Angels, Church History, Religion, Theology, the Sacred Feminine, and other subjects. Show include L.A. Talk Radio, Rainmaking Time, Cryptic Knowledge, and Threshing Floor Radio. Watch them via Dr. Lumpkin lives in Alabama with his lovely wife, Lynn, and his perfect son, Breandan. He also has a beautiful daughter, Karhma, who is an English teacher in Georgia. She has blessed her father with two wonderful grandchildren.

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