The Gospel of Thomas:A Contemporary Translation [NOOK Book]

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In the winter of 1945, in Upper Egypt, an Arab peasant was gathering fertilizer and topsoil for his crops. While digging in the soft dirt he came across a large earthen vessel. Inside were scrolls containing hitherto unseen books.

The scrolls were discovered near the site of the ancient town of Chenoboskion, at the base of a mountain named Gebel et-Tarif, near Hamra-Dum, in the vicinity of Naj ‘Hammadi, about sixty miles from Luxor in Egypt. ...
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The Gospel of Thomas:A Contemporary Translation

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Overview

In the winter of 1945, in Upper Egypt, an Arab peasant was gathering fertilizer and topsoil for his crops. While digging in the soft dirt he came across a large earthen vessel. Inside were scrolls containing hitherto unseen books.

The scrolls were discovered near the site of the ancient town of Chenoboskion, at the base of a mountain named Gebel et-Tarif, near Hamra-Dum, in the vicinity of Naj ‘Hammadi, about sixty miles from Luxor in Egypt. The texts were written in the Coptic language and preserved on papyrus sheets. The lettering style dated them as having been penned around the third or fourth century A.D. The Gospel of Thomas is the longest of the volumes consisting of 114 verses. Recent study indicates that the original work of Thomas, of which the scrolls are copies, may predate the four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. T
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936533091
  • Publisher: Fifth Estate
  • Publication date: 1/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 643,296
  • File size: 67 KB

Meet the Author

Joseph Lumpkin was born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, May 25, 1955. His early years were spent under the tutelage of his grandfather, W.R. Lumpkin, a Baptist minister and former pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. There he began his study in the fields of Theology and Ministry.

Lumpkin is considered to be one of the leading scholars in the field of ancient religious texts. He has produced over a dozen books on subjects such as Gnosticism, Midrash writings, and the translation of non-canon texts. According to Lumpkin, many non-biblical works influenced modern theology. He has been referenced in such articles as Thomas the Apostle, which cites Lumpkin’s The Tao of Thomas. His book entitled The Lost Book of Enoch: A Comprehensive Transliteration is the top selling book on the subject.
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