Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden

Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden

by Thomas Nelson, J. Alden Brett


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Though apocryphal in nature, these books--suppressed by the Church Fathers--are fascinating and beautifully written. Here you can read for yourself many of the manuscripts which were excluded form the Cannon of Scripture, and discover new appreciation for those which were chosen.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780529020611
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 05/25/2002
Pages: 644
Sales rank: 49,929
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought about 15 copies of the book after reading the first one, and gave them away to my friends. Really two books republished as one, I read the Book of Adam & Eve in the latter part first. As most people don't realize that the Bible is a compilation of various texts into one convenient book, Lost Books of the Bible serve to inform how certain scriptures and letters made it into the Bible in the first place. LDS readers, very familiar with many scriptural commentaries, will find the book extremely informative. 2/3 of the writing included here really clarify much of what is held as confusing in the current bible. Read it with an open mind and gain knowledge. Warning: Macabbees is gruesome and gory.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent resource for those interested in researching ancient texts considered as reliable by second and third century Christians. Before the Synod of Laodicea canonized what is the Holy Bible of today, these texts were widely circulated and read.
Essa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fascinating collection of apocryphal and pseudepigraphical works that are no longer canon in most modern Bibles. It would be useful to have a bit more information and background provided about the works, as well as information about the English translations, but I think this book's goal is simply to provide the works, with minimal commentary (there is some comment at the beginning of each work), and let the readers experience it for themselves. Definitely of interest for those who enjoy religious studies, religious history, early Christianity, and so forth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago