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The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden Paperback – Sep 15 2005
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The original publication dates are important here, because biblical archaeology and textual studies have progressed substantially in the past seventy years. For example, this book predates the discovery of the apocryphal Gospel of Thomas, and accordingly does not include it.
The paperback edition of this book is the most economical way I know to get all of this material together. Some critical notes describing the origins of these texts are included. If you have a larger budget, the current standard editions of these texts (also available through AMAZON.COM) are Charlesworth's "Old Testament Pseudepigrapha" and Schneemelcher's "New Testament Apocrypha."
You can pre-read a chapter of this book by searching for the words "Infancy Gospel" on the web. The "Infancy Gospel", included in this book, tells stories of the early days of Jesus's life. It presents Jesus as divine, yet also having the personality of a five-year-old boy.Read more ›
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The Lost Books of The Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden is a wonderful addition to include in your Biblical or historical studies. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2012 by Tanisha
First of all, I took off a star for the very poor print quality of this book. It is poorly organized, hard to read, sometimes too small and crammed on the page. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2003 by zonaras
This is a great book which gives readers who have an interest in history and Scripture a chance to enrich their knowledge of the past. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2002 by Charles J Caes
I'm in the beginning stages of reading this book, so I cannot comment on all of it just yet. I will say, however, that it has answered some of the questions that I've often had... Read morePublished on Dec 31 2001
The book contains a nice variety of works from early Christianity and to some extent the old testament era. Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2001 by Hal A. Kramer
If the Bible is to you just a collection of stories then doubtless you'll find this interesting. But if you do believe in God and in Christ then you will find these texts horribly... Read morePublished on July 29 1999