The Lost Books of the Bible

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Rediscovered in modern times, these "non-canonical" gospels, epistles, and other pieces were excised from the standard Bible by various church councils in the first four centuries of the Christian era. Here, among other texts, are writings describing the girlhood and betrothal of Mary and her life before Christ's birth; the childhood of Jesus, as described by Peter and Nicodemus; and the appearance of Christ before the gates of Hell, from whence he leads Adam and the saints to ...
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Rediscovered in modern times, these "non-canonical" gospels, epistles, and other pieces were excised from the standard Bible by various church councils in the first four centuries of the Christian era. Here, among other texts, are writings describing the girlhood and betrothal of Mary and her life before Christ's birth; the childhood of Jesus, as described by Peter and Nicodemus; and the appearance of Christ before the gates of Hell, from whence he leads Adam and the saints to Paradise.
Translated from the original languages, with 32 illustrations from ancient paintings and missals, The Lost Books of the Bible, helps give depth to the historical characters of Jesus, Mary, the apostles, and other figures of the New Testament. Presented without argument or commentary, these apocryphal texts are fascinating, often provocative, reading.
An essential resource for the study of biblical history and theology, this authentic presentation of the "lost" Scriptures can be enjoyed for its beauty and directness, while also adding to one's understanding of life in Judea during the first century A.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486443904
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 1/12/2006
  • Series: Dover Value Editions Series
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 214,234
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Posted May 8, 2009

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    Filling a gap

    I would give this book and A+ except for the gross editing error located in the last paragraph at the bottom of page 13 where the second sentence begins with "The first council of Nice...". This is entirely incorrect as the council was convened by Constantine at the city of Nicaea in the Roman Province of Bithynia which is present day Iznik, Turkey. This was done in the year 325 AD. The correction needs to be made to place the council itself in proper context. Other than that, it is pretty standard religious fare but interesting. I think people of faith will enjoy expanding their intellectual horizons a bit and can make their own choice about accepting or not. It is "other" information worthy of consideration.

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    This is another thought provoking book that my daughter found for me. I enjoy history and find it intriguing as to what others think that we should know and try to control our lives and thoughts.

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